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Personal Agenda: Gaurav Kapur

Gaurav Kapur talks about 15-minute conversation with Matt Damon during the IPL in South Africa.

chandigarh Updated: Dec 31, 2013 09:48 IST
Navleen Kaur Lakhi
Navleen Kaur Lakhi
Hindustan Times

April 11

Sun Sign

New Delhi

Place of birth

Bombay (Yes it was Bombay then)

Mount St Mary’s School, Delhi/ Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi

Low point of your life
When I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes eight years ago. But, I’ve tried to see the bright side of it by living healthier and spreading awareness to younger diabetics. Your life does change, but you can make it positive

High point of your life
The 15-minute conversation I had with Matt Damon during the IPL in South Africa. He was filming Invictus and we were introduced by Francois Pienaar. He gave me acting tips given to him by Robert De Niro

Currently I am...
Answering these questions

First Break
In junior school, it used to happen after four classes. That’s when we ate our tiffins.

Which part of Punjab do you belong to?
My dad was born in Amritsar.

How strong is your Punjab connection?
I have sarson ka saag in my veins. If you stab me, I’ll bleed white butter.

A Punjabi dish to die for
Black dal with rajma in it and white butter on the top.

Your favourite Punjabi slang...
Just one word... SYAAPA. Try it, you’ll fall in love too.

You’re the editor of a comic book. Who would you put on the cover?
Myself, as a superhero called The Mighty Midget.

What should every man know about a woman?
That he will never know anything about a woman. ANYTHING!

Pick two celebrities to be your parents...
Nirupa Roy and George Clooney.

How would you describe yourself in three words?
I would not (that’s three, isn’t it? I can’t count that well).

Which classic would you have chosen as your debut movie?
Die Hard (yes, it’s a classic).

Bollywood’s most romantic pair
Madhuri Dixit and anyone (who’s looking at the other person?)

A project that is close to your heart
My TV show Extraaa Innings, during the IPL. It’s not even work.

Your favourite cuisine
Anything oriental.

The last line of your autobiography would read...
‘That’s all folks!’

If you were written about on the front page of a newspaper, what would the headline say?
Gaurav Kapur beats the Prime Minister in a game of dumb charades.

A celebrity you look up to

Rahul Dravid.

You de-stress with...
My girlfriend. But she’s the one who stresses me in the first place, so it equals out.

Which colour dominates your wardrobe?
Blue (hang on, you said wardrobe or DVD shelf?)

A language you wish you were fluent in

Which part of your body would you insure?
My trophy handle ears. Disney [production house] called, they want my ears for Mickey Mouse.

If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time?
I would take all my money (and yours) and travel the world.

A street food you love to eat
Pani puri/golgappa/puchka

A gadget you can’t do without
My MacBook.

If you could jet-set to anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Chad, in Africa. I want to ask the people there how they feel about being called Chaddis.

Who is your 3 am friend?

Ayush Gulati, he lives in London so technically he’s my 10:30 pm friend (9.30 pm in winters).

One thing you want to change about yourself
I want to be more organised.

A talent you would love to acquire
Play the piano

A movie that always brings a smile to your face
Andaz Apna Apna and Notting Hill

A film that you have watched over five times
Don (the original)

The first film you saw on screen
Jungle Book and Namak Halal, around the same time

First Published: Dec 28, 2013 11:13 IST

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