ROSHAN’S EXTEMPORE PER­FOR­MANCE OF THE EIGHT

India Today - - FETISH -

HASYA SHRINGAR BHAYANAK VEER

You see chil­dren at a traf­fic sig­nal do­ing your sig­na­ture step. They try that move again and again and even trip over them­selves while do­ing it. You have a one-on-one meet­ing with a hot new woman boss who loves your smile. You stop in front of the mir­ror to prac­tise your smile. You are re­turn­ing from stash­ing some black money in the bank. At a cof­fee shop, you see Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi mak­ing his speech on TV on de­mon­eti­sa­tion. You are a young boxer qual­i­fy­ing for Olympics for the first time. In your open­ing bout with the ex­ist­ing gold medal­ist, you man­age a knock­out punch. MOST MEM­O­RABLE MEAL What comes to mind in­stantly is the pizza I had last sum­mer in Venice with my two boys. We had lunch there. We came back to the ho­tel af­ter a long day and wanted to go back for din­ner as well. But we for­got where it was and got lost in the lanes for al­most an hour try­ing to find it. We were so hun­gry that by the time we reached, each of us had a 12-inch pizza by our­selves. FAVOURITE RESTAU­RANT I’m a fooda­holic. I eat like a pig. I main­tain my diet just so I can gorge on in­cred­i­ble food. I go in­sane in Mumbai’s Haakasan. I love the pizza at Indigo. WHAT DOES LUX­URY MEAN TO YOU? To me it means free­dom to make choices and do all the things that you want to do. That free­dom can per­haps come out of your in­de­pen­dence mon­e­tar­ily and emo­tion­ally. Ev­ery sin­gle mo­ment spent trav­el­ling is a favourite. There is a pact that I have with my boys, and that is to never re­turn to any hol­i­day place that we have ex­pe­ri­enced joy in. You will try as hell to recre­ate it but it will never hap­pen. There are stones which I have picked up on our va­ca­tion in Mal­dives which fur­ther elab­o­rates on our phi­los­o­phy. It has our fin­ger­prints and the quotes: “We are ex­plor­ers. This is our ad­ven­ture” and “We are never tourists. We are trav­ellers.” FAVOURITE HOL­I­DAY DES­TI­NA­TION FAVOURITE CAR Mini Cooper Con­vert­ible. I just bought it so I am very ex­cited.

roshan caught in a play­ful mo­ment with his dog

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