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60 Seconds With Poorna Jagannathan

  By SUMITA BAGCHI, TIME N STYLE   Feb 18th 2012 at 6:00AM Lifestyle RATED

Poorna Jagannathan

An unconventional movie and an unconventional role of a journalist for her Bollywood debut in Delhi Belly was what got New Yorker Poorna not just rave reviews, but even critical acclaim. Having acted in several American television shows like Royal Pains, Numb3rs, The Game, among others, she will now bestarring in Oscar-winning director Bruce Beresford’s Peace, Love & Misunderstanding alongside the legendary Jane Fonda and Catherine Keener. Mother of a five-year-old, Poorna is associated with The Barrow Theatre group in New York and also runs her own advertising and brand consultancy firm by the name of Cowgirls and Indians.

 

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Who is your favourite designer?

Poorna Jagannathan

There are two people who share this spot: Divya Anand and HSY [Hassan Shehryar Yasin].

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Which is your signature scent?

Poorna Jagannathan

Sake by Fresh.

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What would you call your cosmetic essential?

Poorna Jagannathan

Spirit lipstick by MAC, which my makeup artist, Vicky Salvia used during the filming of Delhi Belly. It does wonders for the Indian skin. For eyes, I prefer Biotique kohl. I use Devachan for my curly hair.

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Name your necessary extravagance?

Poorna Jagannathan

My HTC Flyer. It’s a tablet like the iPad, but it comes with a stylus, so I can digitally scribble notes on my scripts and plays.

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Happy I bought… 

Poorna Jagannathan

A ticket to Mumbai!

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What has been your recent splurge?

Poorna Jagannathan

Designer rain boots; how else can one weather the monsoons here?

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What is on your wish list?

Poorna Jagannathan

A ticket to Brazil for the [2014 FIFA] World Cup; getting my son enrolled into the Dhirubhai Ambani International School; and a Korean scrub.

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One thing that you are craving right now?

Poorna Jagannathan

A really good script with an awesome female lead.

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Can’t put down… 

Poorna Jagannathan

A play called God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, the woman who wrote Art.

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Who so you like to listen to?

Poorna Jagannathan

Eminem and Leonard Cohen.

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If you weren’t a VJ/actor, you would be... 

Poorna Jagannathan

A bored, cynical journalist.

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Which place would you tag as your favourite destination?

Poorna Jagannathan

Bahia, Brazil.

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What is your current obsession?

Poorna Jagannathan

The Shop—a home furnishings store in Pali Naka [Bandra, Mumbai] and I can’t get enough of it.

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Which watch do you associate yourself with?

Poorna Jagannathan

I haven’t worn a watch since the 10th grade. I have an HTC Incredible smartphone and it tells time of my three favourite cities: Los Angeles, New York City and Mumbai.

 

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