Prateek and Kainaz
1. How does it feels to be a part of Bollywood coming from the writing
fraternity and how easy was the transition from being a Journalist to
an actress and a model?
It feels great to be a part of the Indian film industry, I absolutely
love my work. Honestly, it wasn't very difficult for me to make the
transition. Making the decision to completely switch careers and go
from my comfort zone into unknown territory was the scary part but once
I was sure and made my decision, it felt liberating.
2 Kainaz, if you would like to relive an old moment of your from
Jai Hind College days, what it would be?
College life was so much fun. I was in Jai Hind College since the 12th
grade and then I did my BMM (Bachelor of Mass Media) from there as well.
There isn't any single moment that would stand out. The years in Jai
Hind BMM were the best, if I could I'd do college all over again! I
love my teachers and have great respect for them, they've helped shape
me into the free thinking person that I am today and they are still
very supportive and encouraging. Some of my closest friends are also
3 If given a chance what would be a role in a Hollywood and a Bollywood
movie you would like to play and why?
I'm a huge fan of Liv Tyler and Lord of the Rings so I'd like to play
the role of Arwen. It's one of my favourite films and I loved her role
in it. I'd also love to play the role of Kareena's character, Geet in
Jab We Met. It was a very powerful role and again a great film.
4 I'm a huge fan of both the movies. What do you think is the best
and toughest part of joining one of the most glamorous and sought after
careers in India?
I love my work Prateek, it makes me happy. In a way, it doesn't even
feel like work. Also, you get direct appreciation, love and support
for your work if the audience likes it and that of course is extremely
gratifying. The toughest part is that it's difficult to get a break
in the industry when you come from a total non-filmy background.
5 Rapid fire questions
Actors- Ranbir or Shahid?
Co-star - Konkana or Ayesha?
Konkona because I spent more time with her, but Ayesha's really sweet
Profession - Acting or Journalism?
Hobby- Dancing or Writing?
So many of them, it's unfair to name just one!
An Actor you want to work with?
Shah Rukh Khan & Aamir Khan
An Actress you want to share screen space with?
Kareena Kapoor and Shabana Azmi
A Director whose film you would love to do?
Karan Johar, Aditya Chopra, Farhan Akhtar, Imtiaz Ali, Vishal Bharadwaj...it's
a long list, but I love their work!
Kunal's 'Love All' or my, 'Apple Pie and a Grey Sweater'?
I liked both, but I would say that I liked 'Love All' a little more.
Kunal and Kainaz
1 That's encouraging to hear Kainaz. How does it feel to be interviewed
as against interviewing someone?
It's more fun, now that the tables have turned. It makes me feel special,
given that I can connect with people and share my views and experiences.
When you're interviewing someone, it's a lot more work!
2 What made you choose the subject you did for Urban Shots?
I don't want to spoil it for our readers, but the basic concept stems
from my belief that you get what you need and deserve, it just doesn't
always come in the shape, size and form that you expect.
3 What kind of books do you prefer reading?
I don't have a particular genre of books that I like reading, I enjoy
all kinds of books. I love Sydney Sheldon and Agatha Christie's novels,
I also like books like the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and the
Harry Potter series. I also like sappy love stories like A Walk to
Remember & P.S I Love You! It all depends on my mood.
4 You're an avid reader. Your favourite books?
It would be unfair to name one and it's hard to pick favourites.
Each book has something different to offer, so it all depends on my
state of mind.
5 Fair enough, I can't pick favourites either. You are fluent in
7 languages. Which ones did you enjoy learning the most?
Learning German was the most fun because I spent a year in Germany
as an exchange student. I went to school there, lived with a German
family, made German friends, watched German TV and I read German books.
So for that one year, I was talking, walking, eating, sleeping German!
It was great fun!
6 Das ist fantastisch! It must have been difficult ordering food
initially. What is your favourite cuisine?
Italian and Chinese. I'm a complete foodie, I love experimenting
with different cuisines!
7 A place where you want to spend a long weekend when you get
one - in India and abroad?
I'm a beach person, so I'd go to Goa. It's such a vibrant place and
the energy is so infectious! Abroad, I think I'd go to Disneyland
or Las Vegas, I've always wanted to go there!