Personal Agenda with Sayani Gupta: “I’d like to see a day when we’re less obsessed with stars”
The Article 15 actor also talks about Bollywood’s love for fair skin, and reveals the mystery behind ‘Baby ka mundi kaato’!Updated: Jul 20, 2019 20:49 IST
A TV show you’ve recently binge-watched…?
Made in Heaven.
What’s the weirdest thing someone has said to you on social media?
‘You are art.’
- Date of birth: October 9
- Sunsign: Libra
- Place of birth: Kolkata
- First break: Second Marriage Dot Com (2012)
- School/college: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kolkata/ Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi and Film and Television Institute of India, Pune
A secret skill no one knows you have…?
I’m very good at solving mysteries.
What’s the funniest thing you’ve overheard on a movie set?
When they scream: “Baby ka mundi kaato.” ‘Baby’ is the light they use on set.
And the funniest thing people assume about you…?
A lot of people think I’m baniya because of my surname. But, I’m actually Bengali!
If you woke up as a man, what would you do?
Check if I have hair in my ears. That’s pretty gross.
Given a choice of anyone in the world, who would you have as a dinner guest?
Shah Rukh Khan.
A change you’d like to see in the film industry...?
I’d like to see a day when we’re less obsessed with stars and give due credit to everyone who is involved in the process of filmmaking and a change in the obsession with fair skin.
What would constitute a perfect day for you?
A good 10-hour sleep, followed by a cup of coffee, a good day at work, a concert or an art exhibition and end it with a single malt with my friends.
- An Instagram account you love: @homster (Homi Adajania)
- Most used apps: WhatsApp and Instagram
- On your speed dial: My manager, make-up artist, two of my closest friends and my mom
- First song on your Spotify: Gloria
- Last app you check before going to bed: Instagram
If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality, what would it be?
What is your go-to outfit?
Shorts and T-shirt or anything with denims.
Your cheat meal would include…?
I eat everything every day. But, I’m a sucker for sweets.
A book that had a lasting impact on you…?
Ways of Seeing by John Berger.
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From HT Brunch, July 21, 2019
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