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'I’m a sucker for good luv stories'

VJ-turned-actor Purab Kohli, who's all set to feature in Turning 30, opposite Gul Panag, speaks to Parul Khanna Tewari about life, love, and more.

entertainment Updated: Oct 30, 2010 19:33 IST
Parul Khanna Tewari
Parul Khanna Tewari
Hindustan Times

Purab Kohli started his acting career with the TV show Hip Hip Hurray. Post that, he became a VJ with Channel [V]. He then made his film debut with the film Bus Yuhin. Next, he was seen in films like Vastu Shastra, My Brother Nikhil, Woh Lamhe and Rock On!, for which he received much critical appreciation. Next year, you will see him in the films Turning 30, opposite Gul Panag, director Onir’s I Am, and Mocktail.

One word that describes you best?

I would like to think it’s Superman.

Life in the fast food lane: Choose your menu.


If a traffic constable hauls you up, what will you do?

Give him a lift. That’s what I did the last time I was stopped by a traffic cop.

Purab kohliWhat makes you feel sexy?

When I dance.

You get high on…


The colour ‘pink’ for you is…

I go through phases with colours. Right now I don’t like pink.

The last time you rode on a bus?

Last week. I think I sat in a BEST bus after 10 years.

The one law you would break if you could get away with it?
Halt some of the construction in Bandra.

If you could have had a star perform at your wedding, who would it have been and why?
Sorry, I’m the only star at my wedding.

What is the weirdest thing that ever went into your mouth?
I’ve had some strange things but what seemed the weirdest was bat meat.

What did you do with your first pay cheque?
Gave it to my mom.

You are late for work and all the roads are jammed. Choose a mode of transport: a cycle, a horse or a skateboard. Why?
A cycle. I would not put a horse through the torture of the terrible traffic. Also, I’m faster on a cycle than a skateboard.

Earth’s crowded and full of trash. Choose another planet.
Venus. All the women are from there, I hear!

If you could be born either rich or intelligent, which one would you choose?

What makes your day?
A good workout followed by a great meal.

What screws it up?
Lack of sleep.

Love is…
What makes you forget everything else.

Do you love Luv Storys?
Yeah! I’m a sucker for good luv stories.

Share a secret with us… you can trust us, we’ll only print it!
Errr... NO!

Your first kiss was...

A tune you can’t get out your head?
Waka Waka. It’s infectious..

Your favourite freedom fighter?
Bhagat Singh.

If you could have chosen your own name, what would you have chosen?
I like my name.

Choose: Air India or Indian Railways.
Indian Railways.

First Published: Oct 29, 2010 15:34 IST