Aarti Shetty

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.

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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.

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