Heroes & Villains
Shahrukh Khan, actor, up close and personal
Q: Raees is about a bootlegger. What’s your favourite drink? A: I genuinely like colas. Earlier I used to drink 24 of them, but now I drink fewer. Q: As a performer, who is your favourite villain? A: The Joker. And I don’t know if he is a villain or not, but I like Walter White (from the American TV series Breaking Bad). Q: Are there any real-life criminals you are intrigued by? A: I don’t see her as a criminal, but the story of Mata Hari is very interesting. So is the story of Natwarlal. Charles Sobhraj had an extremely eventful and mean life. Q: An occasion on which you usually lie? A: I generally just keep quiet. Maybe a little fib like when somebody asks ‘You’re reaching na?’ and I’m like ‘Main nikal gaya hoon. I’ll be there in five minutes.’ Q: One thing you can’t do without on a shoot? A: My vanity van. It has to come with me. It has everything I need.