My fabulous Friday
Fresh from his portrayal of a villain in Bollywood’s Rustom, the actor talks of his real-life love for aviation and his plans to skydive in Dubai
MY HERO For my Fifties’ era look, style and hairdo in Rustom, I was inspired by a lot of actors such as Clark Gable, James Dean and Dev Anand. But in real life my hero and idol is my dad. He was probably the humblest, bravest and most patient man. We lost him in a tragic accident. HOME AWAY FROM HOME Most of my Dubai trips are really short, which is a shame because it’s such a great place to shop, eat and generally unwind. It’s one of my favourite cities in the world – I’m actually planning to buy a house in Dubai, and skydiving here is on my agenda too. RUN FORREST, RUN A movie I watch whenever I’ve got free time to spare, and never get bored of, is Forrest Gump. It moves me every time I see it. To me it’s a classic, as is Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve seen it. My family lives in Delhi and I live in Mumbai on my own. So as soon as I get some time off I fly to Delhi and spend time with my family – mum, my brother Yuvraj and my grandmum. I love being pampered by them. When I’m in Delhi I love to go on long drives to the nearby state of Punjab with a few of my closest friends.