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Family's first for Meghna Gulzar

Witer-director Meghna Gulzar speaks to Smita Mitra on life, family, food and films.

india Updated: Mar 26, 2007 18:39 IST

Being the daughter of lyricist-filmmaker Gulzar and actress Raakhee, Meghna Gulzar couldn't have avoided films even if she wanted to.

She assisted her father while he was making the critically acclaimed Hu Tu Tu, in which she was also credited as an associate scriptwriter.

Her directorial debut was Filhaal, which she scripted as well. Her latest effort, Just Married, has already hit the marquee, starring Fardeen Khan and Esha Deol

The craziest thing you have ever done?
I am a pretty rational person, so I don't do crazy stuff

Your best trait?
My first reaction is to be calm.

And your worst?
Sometimes, my first reaction is also to lose it completely

Two guests you would love to have home for dinner and why?
My parents. I haven't really spent a lot of time with them lately.

You get angry when...
I see inefficiency or superficiality

What makes you laugh?
Genuine good humour.

Your favourite ghar ka khana
The mutton curry I cook.

If you could blow up a million bucks in one day, what would you spend it all on?
Put some money into a worthwhile charity and then go off on a holiday and a shopping spree.

The corner of your house you love the most?
My balcony. It is on the ninth floor, partially overlooking the sea and filled with plants.

Your worst nightmare?
Waking up with no memory

If you could go back in history, what time would it be?
The BC period. That is the time when all the prophets came and I want to see if the stories are true or just folklore.

You would never leave home without?
My bag.

Your favourite quote?
"Adversity causes some to break, Others to break records"

One had habit you wish you could get rid of?
I tend to get pessimistic, even without a reason.

Where would you like to go on your dream date?
Anywhere near the sea - a beach, a boat...

Your ultimate stress buster?
Music and my dog, Michika.

The sexiest man you can think of?
My father. He is calm, strong, creative. He is rock solid.

Your guilty passion/secret?
I have a big sweet tooth and I can't resist even when I know I am piling on the calories.