From admitting she’s a huge fan of Salman Khan and Steve Jobs to speaking about her recent weight loss, Aarti Shetty is always at her candid best.
Which living person do you most admire? Woody Allen because he's not only stayed with time he’s also probably been one of the few filmmakers who have touched so many different stories in one lifetime. He's crazily talented which makes all his quirks a totally acceptable part of his madness.
What is the trait you most deplore in yourself? That I don't know how to delegate. I need to learn to let go.
What do you consider the most overrated virtue? Modesty. Because I've only met a rare few that possess genuine humility.
Which talent would you most like to have? The ability to create music.
What do you consider your greatest achievement? It’s a personal one. I've recently lost 40 kilos in the span of one year and at this point it’s the one thing that makes me very proud.
If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be? I would love to come back as Walt Disney or J. K. Rowling.
What do you most value in your friends? Brutal honesty.
Who are your favourite writers? Alfred Hitchcock, Christopher Nolan, J. R. R. Tolkien, J. K. Rowling, Charlie Kaufman
Who is your favourite hero in a movie? Daniel Day- Lewis, Peter Sellers, Charlie Chaplin, Johnny Depp, Meryl Streep, Salman Khan for being entertaining and Ranbir Kapoor who, I think, can literally play any role he’s asked to.
Who are your heroes in real life? My father is my hero. It's a bit clichéd but I didn’t realise this until I started working with him. But now I think people who are self- made earn my utmost respect. Like Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, John Lasseter — the list is never ending.
What is your favourite word? Love.
What is it that you most dislike? Waking up early in the morning. Also this concoction my mom makes for common colds.
What is your motto? Everything will be OK in the end. If it’s not OK, it’s not the end.
What is your idea of perfect happiness? I don't think there’s anything like perfect happiness. One always strives to achieve a place of peace. It’s a constant struggle. But having fewer thoughts, chilling out on a beach and reading would make me very happy.