The Proust Questionnaire Cinema

I despise Donald Trump: Kalki Koechlin

Illustration: Mihir Balantrapu

Illustration: Mihir Balantrapu  

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The Proust Questionnaire is a weekly feature which derives its name from the French writer Marcel Proust, whose personality-revealing responses to these questions went on to popularise this form of celebrity confession.

What is your idea of happiness?

Having all the luxuries like biggest car, biggest house and no brain.

What is your greatest fear?

Becoming a burden on any another person.

Which historical figure do you most identify with?

Jeanne, a French heroine who fought for France in 1600 A.D.

Which living person do you most admire?

Daniel Day Lewis

What is the trait you most deplore in yourself?

Giving up

What is the trait you most deplore in others?

Dishonesty

What is your greatest extravagance?

Producing theatre

What is your favourite journey?

Ageing in life

Who is your favourite painter?

Marc Chagall, a French artist who died in 1985.

What do you consider the most overrated virtue?

Self righteousness

On what occasion do you lie?

When it defends the truth.

What do you dislike most about your appearance?

Earlier it was my teeth, but right now its my nose.

Which living person do you most despise?

Donald Trump

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

“I do not know”

What is your greatest regret?

Not appreciating some people before they die, particularly my grand father.

What or who is the greatest love of your life?

As a positive person, life or just being able to live itself is my greatest love in my life.

When and where were you happiest?

It was the time I spent at Kalhatty, Ooty, at my home between the ages of 5 and 8,when my parents were not separated and I was innocent about all things in the world.



What is your present state of mind?

I am wondering when will I get I get a day off.

How would you like to die?

Peacefully while in sleep.

What is your favourite motto?

There is a Japanese saying “Today is better than yesterday but worse than tomorrow,” so my motto is to improve as I move forward in life.



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