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Published Feb 3, 2018, 12:18 am IST
Updated Feb 3, 2018, 12:18 am IST
Artist Varun Rao was subjected to our rapid fire, and here’s how he fared...
Artist Varun Rao
 Artist Varun Rao

1  If you weren’t doing what you were doing, what would you be doing?
I would have been a famous celebrity painter selling my work for crores of rupees and chilling out at exotic locations across the globe with my wife. (Not there yet, but on my way.)

2 Old school dating or Tinder? 
How about exploring good options on Tinder, and then getting on with them old school style. Ahh, doesn’t matter anymore, I am married now.


3 Describe your profession in just three words?
Artist artist artist!

4 If you had superpowers for about half-an-hour, what would you do and why?
I would have coloured the entire world with bright vibrant colours in one brush stroke. Actually, I already have that superpower.

5 A guilty pleasure?
Tones of chocolates and gallons of chocolate ice cream.

6 A Murphy’s Law that always works...
If it’s stupid but it works, it ain’t stupid (just think about it).

7 Biggest pet peeves? What’s on your playlist?
At events and parties, when people stand at the dinner table, tied up by formalities, looking aimlessly at each other. Just go there, and eat! It’s just food. Isn’t this what we are here for?  Bittersweet Symphony by The Verve.


8 An instance of a date gone horribly wrong?
I proposed marriage, and she happily accepted (lol).

9 A compliment which you never understood?
‘Wow! You cook and clean at home?  The same line has different connotations from male and female friends.’ Or, ‘Oh! You are married for five years? You don’t look like you are, as you don’t have a pot belly. Really?’   

10  A quirky trait not many people know about you?
I am good at mimicry right from Ashok Kumar (Bollywood) to Droopy (cartoon character).