After stealing everyone’s heart as Jassi in Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin in 2003, Mona Singh surprised everyone with her dancing skills by winning the dance show Jhalak Dikhla Jaa in 2006.
Her vivacious persona is a perfect fit for all sorts of shows including Jhalak, Shaadi Teen Crore Ki and
Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega 4 (currently playing on Sony). Mona also showed her acting skills in 3 Idiots. She’s now looking forward to her forthcoming film Lakshman Rekha with Vinay Pathak.
One word that describes you best?
If a traffic constable hauls you up, what will you do?
The actor that I am, I will pretend to cry. Men can’t bear to see women cry.
What did you do with your first pay cheque?
I bought a perfume for my mother and took my parents out for dinner.
If you could have chosen your own name, what would you have chosen?
Actually, my real name is not Mona. It’s Jasmeet. I changed it to Mona when I came to Mumbai.
Earth’s crowded and chock full of trash. Choose another planet.
If you could have a star perform at your wedding, who would it be and why?
Nobody except for myself. Since it will be my wedding, I’ll be the star.
A tune you can’t get out of your head?
The song Dhinka Chika from the film Ready. It’s just so catchy.
The one law you would break if you could get away with it?
Speeding at night while driving on the beautiful Sea Link.
Share a secret with us…you can trust us, we’ll only print it!
Well, a secret is a secret! Not to be disclosed.
Your first kiss was…
Perfect – just how it is supposed to be.
A place where you would like to be lost for a month?
My own house. I hardly get any time to spend there.
You get high on?
Life. Every single day.
Which superhero would you like to be and why?
I would love to be Superwoman who could fly anywhere she wanted to.
The last time you rode on bus…
I really don’t remember. Must have been when I was in college.
Choose: Air India or Indian Railways?
Indian Railways as a journey by rail is always better. You can at least enjoy the landscape.
What is the weirdest thing that ever went into your mouth?
Snake meat that I ate in Singapore.
What makes your day?
My mother waking me up with a smile and a cup of tea.
What screws it up?
I don’t let anything bother me.
If you were the last person left on Earth, what would you do?
I would run and look for another planet.
Life in the fast food lane: choose your menu
My menu would definitely include Delhi’s famous aloo ki tikkis and golgappas.
The last movie that made you cry?
Dabangg. I laughed so much that tears rolled down my cheeks.
You are late for work and all the roads are jammed. choose a mode of transport: a cycle, a horse or a skateboard. Why?
A skateboard as it will be the fastest
From HT Brunch, July 3
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