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On Tinder, I would swipe right for Priyanka Chopra: Saqib Saleem

Actor Saqib Saleem on the actress he would swipe right on Tinder, the cheesiest pick-up line he’s heard and what he loves about Bollywood

brunch Updated: Feb 05, 2017 00:22 IST
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Saqib Saleem says that if not an actor, he would have been a cricketer

Sun sign: Aries

Date of birth: April 8

Place of birth: New Delhi

Home town: New Delhi

College: Hindu College

First break: Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge (2011)

High point of your life: When I had a drink with my father

Low point of your life:Hasn’t happened so far

Currently I am: Attending my best friend’s wedding in Delhi

If not an actor, you would have been...

A cricketer for sure.

Between cricket and acting, what works best for you and why?

I love both, but acting makes me insanely happy as it helps me get to know myself better.

Who has been your biggest inspiration to play sports?

Sachin Tendulkar. The man is a legend.

The best thing about Bollywood is...

That you get so much love from people.

Who, among your Bollywood contemporaries, inspires you the most?

I think Ranbir Kapoor and Varun Dhawan are very good!

Between Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook, what are you most active on?

I am most active on Instagram.

The best way to connect with your fans is through...

A Facebook live session.

Are you on Tinder?

No, I’m not.

If you were on Tinder, what would your bio read like?

It would read: I am the right choice baby, so swipe right!

If you could right swipe an actress, who would it be?

It would have to be Jennifer Lawrence and Priyanka Chopra.

One old style of romance that you think is missing these days...

Writing love letters. WhatsApp has taken over.

What gets you in the mood for love?

I’d say good food and some wine.

What makes a woman sexy?

The way she carries herself.

Long drives or a cruise – what would you prefer?

A cruise since I wouldn’t have to drive then.

Would you go out on a blind date?

I don’t think so.

The cheesiest pickup line that someone used on you?

It went something like this: “Are you a magician? Coz whenever I look at you, you make everyone else disappear!”

The first and the last thing you do in bed?

I check my phone.

Are you a party animal or a home bird?

I am a party animal at home.

You feel your fashionable best in...

A classic black suit.

You would cheat on your diet for...

I think I would cheat for a biryani.

Fitness for you is...

A lifestyle.


My favourites

Actor: Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar

Party destination: London

Food: Anything. Just give me food!

Holiday destination: I have been wanting to go to Amsterdam for quite some time now

Film: Sholay (1975) and Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1994)

From HT Brunch, February 5, 2017

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First Published: Feb 05, 2017 00:21 IST