'SUNDAY EXCLUSIVE'- 37 questions with Ayushman Desraj Shrestha Joshi
Ayushman Joshi answers 37 questions in conversation with Prajwalla Dahal.
Ayushman Desraj Shrestha Joshi, what is it about your long name?
I am the third generation in my family to take up maternal surname; I got ‘Desraj Shrestha’ from my mom and ‘Joshi’ from my dad.
So, your mom is Raveena DS Joshi and your dad, Bhaven Joshi?
Bhavendra! His name is Bhavendra.
Your brother, Ashirman?
Double ‘A’! Aashirman.
How is your relationship with your brother Aashirman? Are you guys competitive?
We are very supportive of each other’s career. Though he is five years younger than me, he is a much-matured person. In fact, he’s the number one person in my life.
So, list your top 3 people?
My brother is my number one, that doesn’t change.
My mom and dad, they both are number 2.
Third, my best friend Maaz.
If you had to choose between your mom and your dad?
I’m equally attached to them in entirely different ways. My dad is my hero; my mom is my emotional backbone. They both are supportive of every single thing I do.
What projects are you working on right now?
I’m working on myself! ;)
Tell us about your role in Chapali Height 2.
I’d say I’ve played “a character with many characteristics”.
How different are you from your character?
I am totally different from the role I portrayed.
Would you consider yourself introverted or extroverted?
I am an outgoing introvert, an ‘ambivert’.
What is your most annoying habit?
I am very lazy!
You don’t seem lazy at all!
Well, I’m not lazy while I’m working. If I am allowed to be lazy, I don’t leave the couch!
Would you consider yourself workaholic?
I would love to be workaholic!
Choose one of your hobbies?
Karan Arjun! That’s Maaz’s favorite too.
You and Maaz seem really close.
Yes, we can make people think we’re gay.
So, you’re not gay?
No, I’m not. I don't have anything against them.
How did you meet your girlfriend?
We met through mutual friends.
Tell us about your worst break up?
A girl dumped me via Whatsapp. She wrote, “You love too much!” I couldn’t reply to the text, so Maaz helped me.
What are the embarrassing things you’ve done while you’re drunk?
One time, I lost my pants!
I also remember roaming around Pokhara telling ‘I love you’ to every single person I met.
I’ve been sober for 4 years now; assuming beer is not an alcohol.
Do you read your facebook comments?
Honestly, I don’t. I used to, but I just can’t keep up with them anymore.
Facebook, Twitter or Instagram?
Facebook is the social media that I use the least. I use Twitter more than Facebook; Instagram is the most preferred one.
Do you watch TV Series?
Yes, I do. I am a big fan of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.
Do you read books?
Yes, Sydney Sheldon.
Are you religious?
I believe in energy.
Who’s your favorite Superhero?
What will be your Halloween costume this year?
I’ve become Vampire, The Great Gatsby…. I’d wear anything that’d look good.
October 31 is also Maaz’s birthday, so it is more of my best friend’s birthday than Halloween to me.
All these tattoos?
All of my tattoos have a meaning to me.
Who is your celebrity crush?
Victoria’s Secret model, Candice.
Which country do you want to visit?
Would you date a fan?
Sure, why not!
What is the weirdest thing a fan has done for/to you?
A fan has groped me. (No details)
Do you dance?
Yes, most people don’t know that I do.
What would be your alternative career?
I’d take up fine arts. (Ayushman has a degree in fine arts.)
Tell us something that people don’t know about you.
I’m starting a Vlogging channel really soon.
Quote, something inspirational.
“Do the best I can do, to become the best I can be.” - Ayushman DS Joshi
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