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Personal agenda: Boman Irani, actor

Everybody gets upset when a film doesn’t do well., says Boman Irani.

brunch Updated: Mar 02, 2013 20:34 IST
Hindustan Times

Birthday: December 2

High point of your life: When I bought my first house

Sun sign: Sagittarius

Low point of your life: Suffering through a bad film

Place of birth: Aamchi Mumbai

Hometown: Aamchi Mumbai

First break

In films:
Let’s Talk (2002).

In Hindi films: Munnabhai M.B.B.S. (2003)

School/college: St Mary’s, Mumbai; Wadia College, Pune

Currently doing: Hosting the second season of Achievers’ Club on Star World

Your one stereotypical Parsi trait.

I get scared when I think I’m going to miss my flight. I get obsessed when I actually miss a flight.

Can you still make wafers (Irani once owned a wafer shop)?
I make brilliant wafers. You have to make them on a high flame and get the timing [of the frying] right.

What do you think being married to Farah Khan would be like?
In the film [Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi], it was wonderful. In real life, I think it’s better to be her friend.

The thing nobody knows about Bollywood.
Everybody gets upset when a film doesn’t do well.

How does one compliment a woman without sounding desperate?
By noticing every change.

The one thing about your new film, Jolly LLB, that the trailer doesn’t tell us.
How much we got paid.

Your best Bollywood buddy.

Raju Hirani.

The one thing all men should know about women.

Her age. But don’t ask her!

Five very, very funny movies.
Golmaal (1979), The Odd Couple (1968), The Front Page (1974), Some Like It Hot (1959) and Hera Pheri (2000).

Arshad Warsi in one word.

The best thing about Mumbai.
It’s much safer than other metros.

The weirdest food combination that actually tastes pretty good.
Chilli ice cream doesn’t taste bad. But I wouldn’t eat it again.

The coolest chick in Bollywood.
Farah Khan.

The one thing nobody tells you about marriage.
Don’t [get married]. And that the happy guys make jokes about how unhappy they are.

Ugliest hot girl in Bollywood? Riteish Deshmukh in Apna Sapna Money Money

The funniest knock knock joke you’ve heard.
Knock knock. Who’s there? Mehmood. Mehmood who? Mai mood main nahi hoon.

What is the best thing about photography?
It’s very difficult to imitate.

The one thing you don’t understand in life.
How people don’t realise how significantly small they are in the scheme of things.

The best thing about being the father of grown-up kids.
You don’t have to go out to have fun.

Anything/anybody you like on TV?
Rarely, only in passing. But I like Surekha Sikri, Aamna Sharif and Rajeev Khandelwal.

5 steps to make people laugh

Try not to be funny

Make a joke about yourself

Don’t laugh at your own joke

But make sure it’s a good joke

If nobody laughs, leave the room

From HT Brunch, March 3

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