I'm not at all like Circuit, says actor Arshad Warsi

The actor who made a mark as the hilarious sidekick to Munnabhai opens up about his life, why he wants to work with Deepika Padukone in a romantic film and more.
Hindustan Times | By Veenu Singh
UPDATED ON MAR 09, 2014 12:53 PM IST
If you weren't an actor, you would have been...

A chef or a director.

If you could choose a classic film as your debut, which one would it be and why?

Chupke Chupke (1975). It was a hilarious movie.

The best thing about Bollywood.

That you meet new people who are creative and there's always so much to learn.

How much like 'Circuit' are you in life?

I'm not at all like him. He's obnoxious!

One song that describes your current state of mind.

Kabira from .

Your favourite co-star for a romantic film.

Not sure about that, but I do think that Deepika Padukone is outstanding.

Your 3am friend.

The photographer, Amit Ashar.

The best thing about marriage.

A couple's unconditional dependability on each other. And the kids.

A film You've watched more than five times.

Schindler's List (1993)

The most overrated film.

It's hard to pick one

The most paisa vasool film.

Most of the Salman Khan ones

Movies that were part of your childhood.

The Magnificent Seven, Silsila, Disco Dancer

Five things you can't live without?

My wardrobe, cell phone, iPad, haversack and hugs from my children.

Your favourite gadget.

At the moment it's my FuelBand (activity tracker) and my new iPhone 5s.

Your fitness regime.

I mostly do cardio and functional training. I also do weights twice a week.

Vintage car or bike, what's your pick?

I love them both

How much has Bigg Boss changed from when you hosted Season One?

I think it's become way more competitive and dirtier now.

Your favourite midnight snack.


A piece of advice you wish someone had given you 10 years ago.

Make your own decisions.

What turns you on?

Intelligence and humour.

What makes your day?

Chilling out at home, calling a few friends over for dinner and some good conversation.

What ruins it?

Plans getting canned.

The last line of your autobiography would read...

"Good night and God bless!"

Birthday: April 19

Sun Sign: Aries

Place of birth: Mumbai

Hometown: Mumbai

School/college: Barnes School, Deolali

First break: ABCL's Tere Mere Sapne (1996)

Low point of your life: After Tere Mere Sapne, when my films didn't do too well. Film offers also started drying up

Hhigh point of your life: After Munna Bhai MBBS, I became a part of lot of successful franchises, and then Jolly LLB happened

Currently I am...Acting in The Legend of Michael Mishra and Guddu Rangeela. I'm also the face of Brain Games on Nat Geo

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