20 Questions

Sharman Joshi

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Dubai is a city that celebrates success in ways that are simply extravagant. It is truly a merchant capital. The pecuniary side of the business mogul churns out millions of inches in column space, where every business facet is packaged across various platforms.

But, somewhere in that, the person who made it all happen gets lost.

So, here’s to the person they were before they became the someone we know.


Sharman Joshi is a well-known Indian film and theatre actor, who is best known for his work in films like Rang De Basanti, Golmaal and 3 Idiots. He floored us with his laid back and easy going nature and brought candour and his natural wit to the table.

  1. What was the last book you read?

    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

  2. When did you make your first million?

    Right after Style, so around 2001.

  3. What’s the lie you use most often?

    ‘I’m really caught up with this meeting, can we keep it for tomorrow?’

  4. Describe yourself in one word.


  5. When you say five minutes, how far away are you really?

    15 minutes

  6. If not Mumbai, where?

    Somewhere in Himanchal

  7. What is the name of your hometown?

    Patan, Gujarat

  8. What do you really want that you don’t have yet?

    A line of Bentleys, Porsches and Ferraris.

  9. Your pet peeve.

    Fake people

  10. Going out or staying in?

    Both, depends on the mood.

  11. If you were a superhero, you would be?


  12. Ever owned a motorbike?

    Yes, since my college days

  13. If you were Prime Minister for a day, you would?

    Since it’s just for a day, I would ignore democracy and get things moving with complete dictatorship

  14. Complete ‘I am who I am…’

    because I choose to be that way

  15. Favorite comic.

    Richie Rich and Archies

  16. What was the last thing you bought?

    Some dresses for my daughter

  17. The one thing you will never give up, no matter what?

    I will never give up on myself.

  18. Ever failed a subject?

    Maths! All the time.

  19. Which film dialogue resonates the most with you?

    “Sir, main apna attitude rakhta hoon, aap apni naukri rakh lein”- 3 Idiots

  20. What/who is the most dialed number on your phone?