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"Parsis are more endangered than the tigers," says actor Boman Irani

Actor Boman Irani on his dream cast for a film, his love for photography and his style sense.

brunch Updated: Jun 30, 2015 16:52 IST
Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times

Photography, theatre or films: what gives you the maximum satisfaction?

At the moment, it is films. But I will soon return to theatre.

A classic comedy film that you would have loved to be a part of.

The original

Gol Maal


Your dream cast for a film would include...

SRK, Abhishek, Sonu, Vivaan and Deepika.

A co-star who has a good sense of humour.

Anupam Kher.

The funniest joke you have heard about Parsis.

That we are more endangered than the tigers.

What is the most delicious thing you have cooked for your wife?

Boiled eggs.

The most memorable picture that you have taken as a photographer.

One of Naseeruddin Shah.

How did your perception of Bollywood change after joining films?

I always thought I was part of it; nothing’s changed.

The theme song of your life is...

Top of the World

by The Carpenters.

If you had to date one of today’s actresses, who would you choose and why?

Please ask the actresses first!

Are you a strict father or a doting one?

I pretend to be a strict one.

Who are you closest to?

My wife. Surprise surprise!

How did your sons react after watching you in

3 Idiots


They were pretending to be my father; they patted me on my back and said, “Well Done!”

Define your style sense.

I believe in being comfortable but going with respect.

A dessert that best describes you.

Vanilla ice-cream with a lot of chewy stuff in it.

Three grooming products you need.

Cologne, razor and clothes.

Three words a man should never say to a woman.

“What’s the problem?”

You’ve worked as a waiter in the past. What’s the biggest myth about waiters?

That they spit in your food.

Your strategy in a crisis.

When I see someone in crisis, I tell them that I have spoken to someone and he says it will be fine.

The last line of your autobiography would be...

“I have not received my cheque yet!”

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First Published: Jun 26, 2015 19:18 IST