In Bed With Maniesh Paul: “I dream of flying without wings”

Maniesh Paul was born in Mumbai but grew up in Delhi and graduated from Apeejay School and then from Delhi University’s College of Vocational Studies. He came from a family of financial professionals with little to do with movies, but Maniesh was a huge fan of Amitabh Bachchan. One of his favorite jokes is: “Hum do, humare do, teesra ho toh Mumbai do bhej. “(Since the third child.) Maniesh started his career as RJ, is popular as a presenter on television and an avowed sneakerhead. In Delhi to celebrate the new season of Sony TVs India’s best dancer, Maniesh tells us that he recently started his own podcast presenting heartfelt stories from people from different walks of life.

Three things nobody knows about you:

1. I’m scared of watching horror films.

2. I love ironing clothes.

3. When I’m not taking photos, I sleep at 9:30 pm.

What are you watching

The squid game.

A relationship rule that you always follow?

Never taking your partner for granted.

What are you reading?

I love thrillers and biographies. I’m reading Mary Higgins Clarks right now Around the city.

A character that you would have liked to have played?

Amitabh Bachchan’s character Deewar.

What are you looking forward to on a cheat day?

Parathas! The Punjabi munda in me always goes for her.

A health shot you swear by?

A glass of vegetable juice every day. It takes care of a lot of things.

A dream that you would see often …

That I fly without wings (“hope that I fly and not fall”)!

What kind of shows do you like to watch?

I love thrillers.

Describe yourself in a hashtag

I like to think that I’m a #EntertainmentExplorer. I also like the day given by my fans, #SultanOfStage

Bedside stories

What’s on your bed?

A bottle of water and a book.

Would be your favorite breakfast in bed?

A well-prepared omelette with a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.

What do you wear in bed at night?

A proper, well-ironed night suit.

The first thing you do when you wake up?

Drink tea and read the newspaper.

Which side of the bed do you prefer?

The one closest to the door!

This or that?

Rom-coms or action films?

Action films.

Series or movies?


Mountains or beaches?


Paragliding or bungee jumping?

Bungee jumping.

Acting or anchoring?


From HT Brunch, October 17, 2021

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