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'Milk is the best thing in the world'

She shot into our collective consciousness as a seductive innocent in Nishabd. Jiah Khan on her favourite drink, food, retirement dream in a chat with HT Brunch.

entertainment Updated: Jan 27, 2009 17:10 IST
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Hindustan Times

She shot into our collective consciousness when she debuted as a seductive innocent opposite superstar Amitabh Bachchan in the controversial film Nishabd. She pulled a coup with her second film too, bagging a role in the Aamir Khan starrer Ghajini. Britain-born Jiah, who is formally trained in opera and is a talented dancer as well, now looks forward to at least two more films this year.

What are you reading at the moment?
I am reading Like The Flowing River by Paulo Coelho.

Fun to you is…
… the refreshment of my body and mind and anything that makes me happy.

The one invention you're really waiting for?
A flying car.

Would you like to be young forever?
No. I would like to experience the wisdom that comes with growing older.

Your idea of a perfect meal?
To have my whole family at the dinner table together. It doesn't matter what we're eating. The conversation will always be appetising enough.

Weekend at a wellness spa or weekend at a luxury beach resort?
Weeend at a luxury beach resort

Rate in order of importance: Fame, money, power…
Power, fame, money.

Three people from history you’d like to meet?
Jesus Christ, John F Kennedy, Mother Teresa.

The place you really want to visit and why.
Greenland, to see the Northern Lights.

Ethnic or Western wear?
A mixture of both.

Are you a morning person or a night person?
A morning person.

What are you addicted to?

Your retirement dream.
A home in Sardinia with a yacht in the dock and an Aston Martin at the porch.

Five personal care products you can't do without.
I don't use anything apart from rose water.

Your favourite drink?
Milk is the best thing in the world.

The food you can never say no to?

Your next move
A musical directed by Ken Ghosh starring Shahid Kapur. And funny man Sajid Khan's House Full.

First Published: Jan 27, 2009 15:44 IST