We managed to make Vicky blush. Awww Image: Vicky Kaushal for Mark Bennington
It is not every day that you get the freedom to ask anything under the sun to an actor. So when we had our moment with Vicky Kaushal, we made sure we took full advantage of that precious time. T2 Online threw a series of curve balls and googlys at the Love Per Square Foot actor, and none of them were about his career (sheesh, why talk about films when you can talk about fantasies, amirite?). And Vicky happily obliged.
In the process, we've unearthed some lesser known facts about the man who is currently on Bollywood's radar. Read on as he takes our rapid fire, not so rapidly though, but full of fire, indeed.
Are you a foodie or a serial dieter? What's your favourite dish?
I'm a big time foodie. As we speak, I have a chicken club sandwich with lots of fries and a glass of cold coffee in front of me.
If you weren't an actor, what profession would you choose?
I think if not an actor, I'd still be working on a film set in some capacity. I really cannot imagine being somewhere else.
A female actor you have a crush on and would love to be cast opposite?
Madhuri Dixit. Being cast opposite her as a lead would be a dream come true for this kid (chuckles).
Horror films or romantic films?
Oh romantic, please. I am a big fattu, I can't watch horror films.
What's your craziest sexual fantasy
Yaar aise sawaal mat poochho, main pighal jata hoon. Umm.... let's just say I want to make use of every nook and corner of the house. Leave nothing out.
If you were invisible for a day, what would you do?
Hmm... so many things are coming to mind that I don't know which to pick and which to skip. I think I'd sneak into a politician's house to find out what actually goes on behind all the things they say to the janta. But then, I might just land up at Amitabh Bachchan's house and just keep staring at him endlessly...
What's the first thing you notice in a woman?
Just by looks, it's always her eyes. But when you start a conversation, they way she speaks plays a huge part.
Who was your first crush?
In my school, each class used to have five divisions. And when a teacher was absent, the kids from that division would be distributed to the remaining four divisions. My first crush actually came into my class that way. But I never got to see her ever again.
What's your biggest pet peeve?
Double standard is the most annoying thing in a human being.
Who is your 4 am-friend from the industry?
Neeraj Jeevan and Shilpa Srivastav, she's a budding director.
Two things we will never find Vicky doing
Be a contestant on a reality show. And perform stunts on a bike in real life. If I have to do it for a film, then I'd do it with the utmost precautions.
A pickup line you've learnt recently
"Do you know of a bakery around here somewhere because I'd love to have a cutie pie like you." Problem is if anyone ever used a pickup line on me, I'd die laughing!
So have you had to turn down such pickup lines in the past?
Well, not pickup lines. But yeah, perhaps, awkward conversations at the bar. I usually just flash a smile and slide away...