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Cyrus admits he’ll consider a movie career only if his films do well

Cyrus shot to fame with a show on MTV and has explored theatre,live shows and radio. Now it is cinema.

Written by DIPTI NAGPAUL D’SOUZA |
May 12, 2009 12:51:14 pm

You can never be prepared for Cyrus Broacha. We’re meeting at his Malabar Hill building for a toddle at the nearby Hanging Gardens and the funny man shows up in an old tee and boxers to walk his adopted stray. At the sight of our photographer,he quickly runs up and changes into a more respectable pair of shorts. “I think clothes are overrated. And I love the horrified look I get from guests when I turn up at events in jeans and loafers,” laughs Broacha as he feeds his pet a biscuit.

The 38-year-old VJ,who shot to fame with his show Bakra on MTV,has explored theatre,live shows and radio. Now it is cinema,with his film 99 about to release. “It is supposed to be a fast-paced thriller with Kunal Khemu and me in the lead. But don’t ask me the story because I didn’t read the script beyond the first eight pages. All I remember is that I was made to wear a fat suit for the movie. But people don’t even realise I’m looking overweight; they think this is how I am!”

Fruit N Nut,his next film,brings him together with his pal Kunal Vijaykar,who has directed the movie. “This one’s an infantile comedy — you’ll see us falling,cracking one-liners. Even Andaz Apna Apna seems serious when compared with it,” he blabbers on as he bribes Sandy,whom he adopted in 2000 after her injured mother delivered a litter,with another biscuit to pose for a picture.

Broacha,however,isn’t too optimistic about either of the films. “I signed them in 2007 when anyone with Rs 5 crore became a filmmaker and there were more small directors than tigers in India. If even one of these films does well,I’ll seriously consider a career in acting. Else,I’ll work to make money till I can make my own film.”

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Despite having spent over a decade with MTV where he started his career as a VJ,the chap hasn’t moved on. Often,viewers hope that he would re-invent his brand of humour. But Broacha laughs off the suggestion,attributing it to his laziness and lack of ambition. “Besides,I’ve done some of my best interviews for MTV. I remember the first time I was to interview Amitabh Bachchan,we were all nervous because he was going through a low phase in career and was known to be moody. Upon introduction,he pulled out two pairs of glasses — one must have been from Shaan and the other from Yaarana — and asked me which one looked better. When I told him that both looked ugly,he said he thought so too and laughed out loud.”

An avid cricket fan,Broacha gets animated when we start talking cricket. Even Sandy,who is now beginning to get bored,can sense it. So which team is he supporting? “Technically,I am supposed to promote Mumbai Indians but I haven’t even flown to South Africa,so I’m not sure I want to support them anymore,” he says,refusing to part with his wisecracks. “But I must say,Dr Vijay Mallya must be really happy. With his Royal Challengers in form,finally,something’s working out for him in sports.”

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