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Imran Khan: 'I'm damn funny!'

Last updated on: June 3, 2010 18:38 IST

Imran Khan: 'I'm damn funny!'

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Syed Firdaus Ashraf

In a quick-fix interview with rediff.com, Bollywood heartthrob Imran Khan, whose next movie I Hate Luv Storys is releasing next month, shares little-known facts about himself. Take a look!

If you were not an actor, what career would you pursue?

I cannot do anything else!

Which of your personality traits do you consider an asset?

I'm damn funny!

When did you first realise you were famous?

When the Jaane Tu... promos started to run. I was at a restaurant when one guy came up and asked me for an autograph. It was a weird thing because he recognised me in public and said, 'You are that Aditi guy!'

What has proved to be the biggest challenge you've faced so far?

I want to be a better dancer.


Photographs: Still from I Hate Luv Storys
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Which is your favourite movie of all time and why?

Probably A Fish called Wanda. I think it's the funniest movie I 've seen in my life.

What is your biggest indulgence?

Tech toys. I'm a technology junkie and I simply have to have every new gadget.

How do you deal with embarrassment at work?

I come straight out with it and own up before anybody else can make fun of me.

How do you maintain your looks? What's your diet like?

My diet is honestly not that rich. I eat pretty much anything but I avoid oily food. The only thing I make a conscious effort towards is to drink a lot of water and eat a lot of fruit.

What is your workout regime like?

I try to variate. I try to do things that interest me. Right now, I am doing functional training like pull-ups, rope-climbing, balancing...It's the kind of exercise that you do in real life.


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'I have spent most of my life in boarding school'

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Which is your favourite travel destination?

I like Los Angeles. It feels like Mumbai; it's a film town and everybody is in the film industry over there.

Which is your favourite cuisine?

Generally home food. I have spent most of my life in boarding school and I didn't get ghar ka khaana, so I like proper home food -- dal, chawal and sabzi.

Which is your favourite drink?

Nimboo Paani

Where do you love hanging out?

Either at my own house or at friends' houses.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

Wake up late. Have lunch with good friends or with (girlfriend) Avantika, watch a movie in the afternoon and then hang out at home with friends.


Photographs: Still from Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na
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'I'm not scared of anything'

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Which is the most frequently played song on your iPod?

Right now it is Bin Tere from I Hate Luv Storys.

What is your passion?

Watching and acting in movies. I can watch two movies a day!

What is the one thing you cannot leave home without?

My cellphone.

What is your biggest turn-off?

People who are unintelligent or apathetic.

Do you suffer from any phobias?

Nothing, I'm not scared of anything.


Photographs: Still from Luck
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