VJ and Theatre Artist
Q. What has your work experience with comedy been like? A. It’s certainly been a laugh! Some jokes that work well in Pune, don’t work so well in Delhi. Some Bollywood stars surprise you with their sharp wit. Humour is a huge learning curve. Q. How did your alter-ego Lola Kutty come about? What’s her story?
A. It was after I finished drama school in London that I had a ‘Eureka! moment’ and Lola was born. I think it was out of the angst of being surrounded by North Indians, who didn’t believe I was from the South. I figured it would be fun to be a character who was the antithesis of cool, and luckily Channel V took the risk with me! Q. Do you keep a book to jot down ideas and lines for your routines? A. Yes, my little black book does not have numbers of boys, just funny lines I’ve read or overheard. I love people-watching so I always jot down fun observations and ideas for routines. Q. Where can we see you next? A. On stage. I’m acting in One On One and Hamlet—The Clown Prince and I’m part of the comedy group The Cardinal Bengans, all at a theatre near you! ■
Graphic T-shirt, Mango; cropped jacket, Vero Moda; ring, Ritika
Sachdeva at Attic; earrings, Attic; necklace, Curio Cottage