Once I was in the washroom and I had nothing to wear. I found a sari inside and draped it and came out. Everyone was laughing at me. And later I kept laughing constantly while filming key scenes, just thinking about it.
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During India’s tour of Pakistan in 2004, leading the visitors to an ODI and Test triumph, the former India skipper Sourav Ganguly could not make the most of the celebrations due to tight security in the neighboring country back then. Once Ganguly said “As I was going through my kebabs in that beautiful series in Pakistan. I manage to sneak out of the back door of the hotel because the security was unreal in that series. I saw Rajdeep coming from far. I was sitting with my friends. The police did not know that I had left because I was fed up with the guns and the bullets. And the moment I saw Rajdeep I said I hope he does not recognize me. He recognizes me from far and says what is the Indian captain doing on food street in Pakistan with friends and my dinner ended there.”
I secretly applied for hotel management in Manipal University. My dad, he is right now my greatest supporter, at that time said, ‘Do you want to be a glorified waiter?
One day, Doval decided to visit the dargah in a local market at Lahore. The attraction was a qawaali programme. “I decided to go incognito and dressed up as a middle-class Muslim gentleman. Later, when I was enjoying the qawaali, one Pakistani Intelligence officer came to me very quietly and whispered into my ear that my fake beard was dangling. It was so embarrassing. I quickly left.”
I have mostly got offers to play a rich spoilt brat or a vamp on TV. Another disadvantage that I have is that I am too tall. I have done splits while shooting Tere Shaher Mein. Whenever I bag a role, I just pray that my co-star is atleast 6 ft 2 inches