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Personal Agenda: Jaaved Jaaferi, actor

Jaaved Jaaferi talks about the strangest thing that ever went inside his mouth, song he would love to dance on and much more. Read on to know a different side of the actor.

brunch Updated: Jul 13, 2013 16:53 IST
Hindustan Times

The first line of your autobiography would read…

"I don’t the trust the Indians!"

Your favourite onscreen villain.


A war movie you find most interesting.

The one that goes on in my bedroom.

What cracks you up?

Dry skin.

A song you love dancing to.

Born to be alive. weirdest thing that ever went into your mouth.

My tongue.

A gadget every villain should have.

An iFraud.

A rumour you’d like to start.

"Main uske bacche ka baap banne waala hoon..."

A movie that makes you cry.

Mel Gibson’s film The Passion Of The Christ (2004).

Your favourite cuisine.

My second ‘cuisine’ from my father’s side.

A song that describes your life.

The Entertainer, by Billy Joel.

A Hollywood celebrity you’d like to dance with.

Gene Kelly, though he’s long deceased.

The street food you simply can’t resist.

Vada pao with green chillies.

You have 30 seconds to pack for vacation. What do you take?

I’d just take my wife. She’d take care of all the rest.

Your favourite comedian.

Charlie Chaplin.

The best gift you’ve ever received.

My kids.

You would fly to the moon and back for…


One thing about children that totally scares you.

That they’ll grow up and remember everything.

If we raided your fridge, what would we find?

A fridge too far.

What is on your bedside table?


A role you’ve played that is close to your heart.

Manav in Dhamaal (2007).

If you woke up one day and found you’d turned into a woman…

I’d probably have to convert my wife into a lesbian.

— Interviewed by Mignonne Dsouza and Kasturi Gandhi

From HT Brunch, July 14
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First Published: Jul 12, 2013 19:08 IST