ROSHAN’S EXTEMPORE PERFORMANCE OF THE EIGHT
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