In Bed With Pranutan Bahl: “I regret not meeting my grandma, Nutan”

Pranutan believes in manifestations. She says, “You attract what you talk about.” And their beliefs have worked in their favor. Be careful about getting typed as the girl next door after debuting with a love story Notebook, she auditioned for an opposite role in comedy helmetafter telling herself, “Have a good audition because this role will show your versatility.”

Pranutan makes her decisions unaided and is comfortable seeing her acting parents Mohnish and Ekta on screen. She admires her grandmother, the actor Nutan, with whom she shares much of her name. She is amazed: “Take a look at her range – from the comedy Paying guest to the intense Kalyani in Bandini. There is only one regret: I did not get to know her. “

Name three talents that no one knows you have.

1. I have been practicing Bharatanatyam since I was eight years old. I love the dance form.

2. I love to paint.

3. I sing a little. I’m just okey-dokey.

Do you watch tv in your bedroom

I don’t have a TV in my bedroom because I think when you have a set installed it’s always on and you tend to sit around and laze around mindlessly. I like to watch sitcoms like friends and Two and a half men because they brighten my mood.

Do you like reading in bed?

As tired as I may be, all I need to do is read a little before bed, even if it’s only a page. I devour crime novels, but I also like reading motivational books. One book I keep coming back to is The monk who sold his Ferrari.

What’s on your bedside table?

My vitamins so I don’t forget to take them before bed. My books too.

Name something you bought but never used.

Lipsticks I haven’t tried at all.

Who do you think has bedroom eyes?

I think Bradley Cooper is extremely handsome. Its appearance suggests a lot of romance.

What do you wear in bed

Pajamas and that special, soft, comfortable t-shirt that I always wear before bed. I can’t fall asleep if I’m not wearing it.

Which dish would you win a prize in a food contest?

Buttersada Dosa or the Chicken Burger from McDonald’s or any great chicken pie or puff. I think I will win this competition.

Why are you looting the fridge at midnight?

Cheese toast.

Describe yourself in a hashtag.

#The phoenix.

This or that?

Downtown bungalow or Apartment with a sea view?

Apartment with a sea view because I grew up in one and love that I can see the sea 360 degrees. The infinity of the ocean is just beautiful.

Live with mom and dad or move out alone?

Stay with the family because of the love bond.

Prose or poetry?

Poetry. I wrote poetry in school.

Skydiving or bungee jumping?


From HT Brunch, October 3, 2021

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