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"I move my body but I’m not sure it qualifies as dance," says actor Kunaal Roy Kapur

Actor Kunaal Roy Kapur talks about his brother Aditya Roy Kapur, about his wife and the things one realises as they inch close to 40.

brunch Updated: Aug 01, 2015 18:15 IST
Nidhi Choksi
Nidhi Choksi
Hindustan Times

Two things you hate about being the middle child.

1) One sibling is too old, and the other is too young to do chores. 2) You’re always supposed to look up to your older brother, but you’re always a letdown for your younger brother.

Typical south Bombay phrases we’ll always hear you use.

I often say, “That is so Andheri”.

Your most embarrassing moment


I recently shot stark naked for an ad. My make-up artist was a woman and I was dying inside the whole time.

Do you get envious of your brother Aditya’s popularity with women?

Of course! I’m married with two kids, but yeah, I hate him.

A childhood memory with your brothers that you want to recreate.

We used to go and ogle at women at our grandparents’ dance studio. I wouldn’t mind recreating that. (Laughs)

A villain you wish you’d played.

Crime Master Gogo from

Andaz Apna Apna


Vada pav or burger.

Vada pav, since beef is banned.

Is it difficult to bag lead roles without six-pack abs?

A lot of guys who have six-pack abs don’t require them for the roles [they play]. There are a lot of roles for guys like me too.

Something that you’d like to change about yourself.

I’m so lazy that if a show playing on TV is boring and the remote is far away, I’ll just end up watching the whole thing.

You’ve known your wife since school. How do you think dating has changed over the years?

It has come down to how funny you are on texts, and what cool posts you can put up on FB and Twitter. things you realise as you inch towards 40.

1) You don’t change much, 2) You still need to be cared for, and 3) You either start liking or disliking the colour grey, because it looks great on some people, and shitty on others.

One song that gets you dancing anytime.

Stayin’ Alive

by the Bee Gees.

Do you dance often?

Well, I move my body but I’m not sure it qualifies as dance.

The best thing about podcasting is...

The freedom. It’s nice that you are safe inside a room and people can take offence if they want to, privately.

If you were made Prime Minister for a day, you would…

Make lollipops a part of the mid-day meals at school.

The last line of your autobiography would read…

“And then he ordered another one…”

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