The best kept secrets of India’s top TV stars: Devoleena Bhattacharjee and others spill the beans
We prodded some top TV stars to share their secrets with HT readers, and all of them obliged. The result? Some hilarious, hitherto unknown, sides to the actors all of us have come to like so much.Updated: Jul 15, 2017 16:53 IST
They are among the tinsel town’s brightest stars, and know the price they have to pay to stay famous: Hounded, almost 24/7, by both the paparazzi and fans alike. Still, some of India’s top TV stars know how not to be bogged down by the prying eyes and live life on their terms. They have their quirks and favourites, insecurities, even vulnerabilities, like anybody else.
We prodded some top TV stars to share their secrets with HT readers, and all of them obliged. The result? Some hilarious, hitherto unknown, sides to the actors all of us have come to like so much. Ghulam’s Niti Taylor, for instance, reveals that she’s scared of injections, and forced her father to accompany her every time she has to visit a doctor. Former Bigg Boss contestant Yuvika Chaudhary, on the other hand, says she unwinds by playing with her stuffed teddy toys when she is alone in her room!
Here are more revelations from our favourite TV stars.
I love collecting waste at home which can be recycled and turned into some very beautiful stuff. I spend a lot of my free time on creative-fashioned waste material craft. When I’m alone, it is my baby (Miss angel, my pet) who owns me. We love each other’s company, and sometimes even play ‘Hide-n-seek’.
I love watching Bollywood and Hollywood movies and after that I love dubbing the funny dialogues from it with action. When I’m free and alone in my room, I keep checking my messages and comments made on my posts. Its fun reading them.
When I am alone in my room, I turn into a kid, and play with my teddies.
I love watching funny things on Internet. If s a great way to distress. Sometimes I watch my own shows and feel happy. I must confess that every time I feel in love, I tell myself it will be the last time. However, my experience would be totally opposite. Initially, it would be like true love and everything falls flat.
I do all my work myself, from folding or ironing my clothes to polishing my shoes. I also love to pack my journey bag myself. One more thing: when I am travelling, i don’t enjoy communicating to anyone.
I love playing with Kabir’s (her son) toy when he is sleeping.
I can’t sleep without greeting a ‘Goodnight’ or start my day without wishing ‘Good Morning’ to my parents. Even when I’m away, I make sure to call them up.
Whenever I need to take injections. I need my Dad. He flies from Delhi, so that I can hold his hand while getting an injection. I have a phobia of needles. I would also like to confess that I love collecting hair clips, rings and earrings. But When I’m busy I just keep them here and there in my room. So when I’m alone I just keep searching for them and arrange them all neatly in a box.
When I’m free and alone in my room, I take a nap. The fun part is, I cover my face with blanket but my body is out of it.
One confession I want to make is that I keep saying am on a diet. But there isn’t a single day when I don’t eat chocolate. I live for chocolates. I order for sugar free coffee and then top it with chocolate chunks. Also, I keep staring at the blank projector screen and be lost in thought whenever I am alone. I’m a lost boy.
I’m really scared of ‘Bhootni’ like lady portraits with women wearing white sari and all. Also, I love things very clean around and love keeping myself clean. I have a Hand sanitizer always with me.
I confess that I fall in love with a new hero every time I watch a new series on Netflix. When I’m alone I play my guitar which actually I don’t know how to but I sing along and pretend that I am a rockstar.
When I’m alone, I just enjoy my bath-tub with rose petals and bathing crystals. Its fun and helps me to be relaxed.
When I am alone in my bedroom I sing and dance standing on my bed or sofa (laughs).
For me, travelling to new places which I is a real stress buster. And if I have my favourite songs along, I need nothing else to make myself feel really happy.
I am a shopaholic. If I am happy I like to shop. When I am feeling low, retail therapy perks me up. My husband sometimes hides my debit/credit cards while leaving for work to control me.
I once made children from the servant’s quarter wear my mom’s sarees and lipstick and taught them dance and drama. They even performed in front of their parents while my mom was asleep in the afternoons when I was just around 8-9 years old!
I play songs which I really don’t understand. It is all fun to dance on those songs and spend me time alone.
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I use to bunk my classes to watch Bollywood movies, mostly Salman Khan’s.
When I’m alone, I try singing in different languages. Sometime Bollywood and sometimes even Bhajan.
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First Published: Jul 15, 2017 16:32 IST