Personal Agenda with Arunoday Singh: “The most dramatic thing I’ve done? I serenaded a girl by singing Frank Sinatra under her balcony!”

The actor and poet feels happy that social media has helped his poems to be loved and appreciated by many without waiting for some publisher to find him good enough to publish
Arunoday Singh’s first memory of being on stage is of playing Peter Pan in a school play(Photo: Ambika Singh)
Arunoday Singh’s first memory of being on stage is of playing Peter Pan in a school play(Photo: Ambika Singh)
Published on Apr 26, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times | By Ananya Ghosh

All About Arunoday

Date of birth: February 17

Place of birth: New Delhi

Sunsign :Aquarius

School/college: Kodaikanal International School/ Brandeis University, Massachusetts

First break: In the movie Sikandar

High point of your life: My marriage

Low point of your life: The divorce

Describe yourself in a haiku.

A sunlit chair / A perfect cup of coffee / Leave me there

What’s your most-used Hindi word?

Kya?

And your favourite word to use in a poem...?

Light.

What’s the last thing you googled?

Exact syllable count of a haiku.

Which character from fiction could qualify as your dream woman?

Catwoman. Because in some fever dream – I am Batman!

What’s your first memory of being on stage?

Playing Peter Pan, in a middle-school play.

Tell us one thing you have learnt from your past relationship?

How to maintain boundaries and value my own space.

What’s your most expensive indulgence?

Travel.

And what’s the most dramatic thing you’ve done in your life?

Serenaded a girl by singing Frank Sinatra under her balcony.

On My Phone

Most used app: Instagram

On speed dial: My father

Most used Instagram filter: Probably Juno [in Instagram stories]

Tell us the best part about being on social media.

To be able reach so many people and to have my poems read and appreciated without having to wait for some publisher to find me good enough to publish.

And the worst part...?

The negativity and hate that people spew, and how addictive social media is.

List one habit of yours that you want to get rid of.

Smoking.

What would the title of your biography be?

Ridiculous.

Follow@ananya1281 on Twitter

From HT Brunch, April 26, 2020

Follow us on twitter.com/HTBrunch

Connect with us on facebook.com/hindustantimesbrunch

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP
×
Saved Articles
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, October 16, 2021