“Women should rule the world,” says actor Ali Fazal
One movie that you have watched a million times.
I have seen The Godfather (1972), too many times.
What’s the one myth about Bollywood you had when you started working in the industry?
That it is all about glamour and over-the-top people.... When I started working, I realised actors are as normal as anyone else.
What is the most appealing thing in women, according to you?
Their in-built nature of nurturing, which is also why women should run the world!
What’s the last show you binge-watched?
Russian Doll on Netflix.
If you could time travel, which era would you pick?
The 1950s and the 1970s, because these were iconic fashion eras.
Advice to your 15-year- old self...?
“It’s okay. It’s not your fault.”
What’s the best thing about your hometown Lucknow?
The food that my nani makes!
What’s the funniest rumour you’ve heard about yourself?
It was a very grim one. A shady website published the news of my death (laughs).
And one rumour you wish to start about yourself...?
That I speak to ghosts.
What is the one thing you got scolded for while growing up?
My hair. I always had very long hair.
How do you de-stress?
I love running and sometimes I go to the movies by myself.
What’s your favourite quote?
“If you can’t convince them, confuse them,” by Harry S. Truman.
From HT Brunch, March 10, 2019
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