In Bed With Sikandar Kher: “I’m trying to figure myself out & be happy with myself”

Actor Sikandar Kher is back in Mumbai shooting for a film after visiting his mother, Kirron Kher, in Chandigarh for a couple of days. He is happy to be working back-to-back—he has two movies and two shows in the works, and a movie ready for release.

The success of crime-thriller series aarya put Sikandar in focus. He has also appeared in Sooryavanshi with Akshay Kumar and made a not-so-memorable debut in Woodstock Mansion (2008).

“I’m literally a work in progress and it’s the most fun I’m having in life right now. I’m enjoying working on myself—I’m constantly discovering things, reading about it, enjoying the process and looking at things from a different perspective. More than anything else, I’m trying to figure myself out and be happy with myself,” he shares.

When we connect between his shoot and bites of dry bhel, Sikandar reveals his day begins early morning. “I go for my run and then go for shoots. It’s all good in the hood!” hey smiles.

What’s the most fashionable thing you’ve ever worn to bed?

A pair of jeans, when I was very tired! I prefer to wear the most gareeb clothes to bed as they are the most comfortable ones.

Describe your bed.

It is made by a friend of mine with beautiful wood and a lovely mustard-ish headrest. My maasi (maternal aunt) and mother got me Anokhi bedcovers. It’s very simple and I like my bed—it’s got nice energy.

Do you follow a sleep hygiene?

I’m a morning person, and I try to sleep early. I watch a show or movie and read a book in bed.

Nice. So, which book are you curling up with these days?

Blowing the Bloody Doors Off by Michael Caine. I’m reading it slowly so that it doesn’t finish almost.

A health shot for our readers?

If you like waking up in the morning then there’s nothing like going for a brisk walk, or just finishing your workout in the morning itself. You’ll not only be really energetic for the rest of the day, but your mind will be clear and thoughts positive.

One relationship rule you always follow?

Be yourself and be kind.

A relationship advice you’d give to couples?

Help each other grow and give each other space.

Describe yourself in a hashtag.

#NiceGuy

Bedside stories

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?

Drink half a liter of water.

And immediately after that?

I go to the loo!

Which is your preferred side of the bed?

Slightly to the left of the centre.

What do you wear to bed?

Shorts or kurta pajamas.

What’s always on your bedside table?

My wallet, charger and spectacles.

What’s your favorite breakfast in bed?

Eggs or idlis.

This or that?

Lungi or shorts?

Shorts.

Bed tea or breakfast in bed?

Cold brew!

What’s on your playlist?

In These Arms by Bon Jovi

A Trick of Light by Villagers

You Might Think by Sons of the East

wonderwall by Oasis

Always by Bon Jovi

From HT Brunch, May 21, 2022

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