Rahul Jaittly, who plays the negative lead Kaido in Heer Ranjha, is loved and hated in equal measure. After working in Bollywood and television industry, the actor is now showcasing his talent in the Punjabi entertainment industry.
Coming from the Army background, Rahul spent his formative years in Punjab. From doing episodic serials like Savdhan India, Crime Patrol to working in web series to playing an important role in the movie, A Daughter’s Tale Pankh, he has been working hard to climb the ladder of success. Rahul’s latest appearance in a song, Dilpreet Dhillon Is Back (Karara Jawaab Milega), has won him accolades from netizens.
My dedication towards my work. Also, one needs to be real. Fakers always get caught in their act.
Punjabi celeb that you find stylish...
Fossil’s smart watch and sneakers from Balenciaga.
Street smart vs the brand game?
At the moment, it’s brand game as I have reached the position where I can afford it.
Must-haves in your wardrobe...
Clothes, perfumes, watches, belts, shoes and shades. In short, luxury.
If not an actor, then…
I would have been in the hospitality business or a lawyer.
To work in a Hollywood film.
An artiste you wish to collaborate with…
Celeb you would like to go on a date with…
Why one, there are three ladies in Pollywood I am really impressed with. Sonam Bajwa Wamiqa Gabbi and Tania. I would like to know them if not date.
Your idea of a perfect place for a date?
Candle light dinner on a beach.
What turns you off?
Your views on fitness?
It’s a way of life and a step towards positive mindset.
One word to describe yourself...
By meditating or writing down my blessings. It might sound funny, but I share my feelings with God. I prefer sitting alone.
Traditional attire you like?
Kurta pyjama and Nehru jacket along with pocket square.
Any cherished memory from a city of Punjab’
Spending time in Chodha Bhawan, Civil Lines, Ludhiana, which is owned by my nani. I have lots of memories as we cousins used to play around in that big building. I also feel proud of knowing my roots.
Big lockdown realisation...
…That with proper planning in place, I can do almost anything. From practising the law of attraction to doing workouts to dancing to doing riyaaz, to acting. I could do everything during those 24 hours of the day.
House chore that you enjoyed?
Cooking. I baked a birthday cake for the first time in my life. It was for my father.
First thing you did after the lockdown?
I was pretty much inside until we were called for shootings. So, I headed back to the sets.
New hobby you indulged in?
Breathe, Paatal Lok, Jamtara and thriller film, 7500.
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