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I have faith in love stories: Meiyang Chang

A third generation Chinese-Indian, Meiyang Chang shot to fame with Indian Idol. He was last seen in Badmaash Company.He speaks to Veenu Singh on matters close to his heart.

entertainment Updated: Jul 17, 2010 18:25 IST
Veenu Singh
Veenu Singh
Hindustan Times

A third generation Chinese-Indian, Meiyang Chang is a qualified dentist. His decision to try his luck in Indian Idol proved to be right on target, and he soon became a national favourite. After successfully showcasing his potential as a singer, Chang went ahead to try his hand at anchoring. His stage presence on Indian Idol Season 4 kept audiences asking for more and he soon found himself anchoring the IPL in South Africa. Now, with the success of Badmaash Company, Chang seems all set for Bollywood

What would you do if Superman paid you a visit?
Borrow his X-ray vision for a lifetime.

Complete this sentence: Breaking news is...
...A great work of fiction.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could keep five things with you, what would you choose?
A good book, my glasses, a camera, a journal and a flare gun perhaps.

The turning point of your life?
Bad grades in Class XII. I swore from then onwards that I’d never let my parents down.

You have faith in?
Love stories. I don’t hate them.

Meiyang ChangOne film dialogue you love?

Koi bhi desh perfect nahi hota.Usey perfect banana padta hai from Rang De Basanti.

The wickedest prank you ever pulled on anyone?
As a child, I dismantled a friend’s bicycle beyond repair and on being caught red-handed, swallowed the nuts and bolts.

If you were an animal, which animal would you be and why?
A lion. Respected, often photographed and left alone when needed.

If you could go back in time, which period of history would you go back to and why?
Pre-Independence India. I would like to witness the inspiring rise of the nation’s heroes.

Three places you love shopping in?
Thailand, Dubai and knickknack shops at tourist destinations.

The craziest rumour you heard about yourself?
That Pritam suggested me for Badmaash Company since my girlfriend knows him well.

What do you do in a crisis?
Panic, stress and then finally come up with a solution.

First Published: Jul 17, 2010 16:22 IST