Varun Mitra’s grandfather was the first to know when Varun made his first girlfriend! This Delhi boy enjoys his unusually blissful relationship with senior friends. When they first took him to a restaurant to have his supposed ‘first’ beer, they were shocked as he finished the drink in two gulps. “My father said, ‘You must taste bitter at first’ but I told him I thought it was really yum!” Varun reveals. His father was not very happy when he came to know that his son was leaving his job and moving to Mumbai to pursue a career in acting. “But then, at my farewell party, we got drunk, he hugged me and said, ‘I got your back’,” Varun smiles.
That feeling stayed with Varun and inspired him to take a giant leap in the world of commercials. Her first major film was with Katrina Kaif, which led to her working with directors like Ram Madhvani and commercials for stars like Alia Bhatt. After this he got the web series guilty mind And now ready to star opposite Kangana Ranaut Tejasie, Varun recently learned to play the guitar for four months to look authentic while playing the role of a rock star.
What keeps him focused? Meditation. He has also recently completed a Vipassana course. “Being not able to talk to anyone for 10 days is an accomplishment,” he laughs and hints.
Tell us three things no one knows about you.
1. I love ice cream. I eat one tub at a time.
2. I love exploring human psychology.
3. When I was 18, my then girlfriend gifted me a Cocker Spaniel puppy, which I named Bonzo. But my grandfather did not allow me to keep her, so I went and stayed at my two aunts’ houses for a fortnight. I returned home only when one of my aunts agreed to keep Bonzo.
your midnight dinner?
Chips! And, ice cream is my guilty pleasure.
A relationship rule you follow?
I believe that a hug heals everything.
The one health regimen you swear by?
I start my day with only fruits.
Any restaurant you frequent?
Izumi, Indigo and Royal China.
Would you use a dating app?
I would love to meet people organically. I’m old school like that.
When was the last time you were wet?
when i was looking again weak side recently.
Tell us about a funny incident that you still laugh about.
When I was in the middle of a football game at school, and my friend Mattu pulled my shorts down!
Are you the white shirt-blue jeans kind of guy?
Yes, but I’m trying to change that by adding some color to my wardrobe.
A co-star with whom you acted well?
Freida Pinto and I got along very well while doing a short film together. Kangana Ranaut was so warm- she invited us to her house for lunch before we started shooting!
Describe yourself in hashtags.
do you keep your phone on Bedside table at night?
Yes, but I can stay away from it. When I’m on vacation, I leave it in the hotel room.
What do you read in bed?
Novel. I am reading a book titled worried people,
How many pillows do you sleep with?
One under my head, one between my arms and one between my legs.
what do you wear to bed?
this or that?
Skydiving or Scuba Diving?
The latter because skydiving ends very quickly, but with scuba diving, you discover a whole new world.
Are you close to your father or your mother?
If I answer this, I will create chaos. (laughs)
IPL match or Olympics?
Olympics any day.
Candor or Diplomacy?
Old-diplomat to me. New to me – candor.
From HT Brunch, September 17, 2022
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