20 Questions with Instagram Creator Pulkit Kochar

Sharanya Kumar

What is Your Comfort Film?

Wake Up Sid (2009). I’m not a Bombay boy — I'm originally from Punjab — so I relate to Konkona’s character as an outsider moving to the big city. I wanted to decorate my room like Aisha does in the film, but my landlord wouldn’t allow me to paint the walls! 

What’s Your Favourite Film-Related Meme?

I think Welcome (2007) is my favourite movie to pick out memes from. My all-time favourite is “Seh lenge thoda” (We’ll just tolerate it) which is my reaction to everything that happens to me in life.

Who is Your All-Time Favourite Director?

Hrishikesh Mukherjee. I had only seen Anand (1971) on OTT. But last year on Amitabh Bachchan’s birthday, they re-released 11 of his movies in theatres, and I ended up watching three by Hrishikesh Mukherjee — Abhimaan (1973), Mili (1975) and Chupke Chupke (1975) back-to-back. 

Who’s Your Ultimate Party Guest?

I think Ranveer Singh would be very fun to have at any party, particularly because he shares my love for Bollywood.

Who Do You Want To Work With Next?

Like most people in the industry, I hope I get to work with Shah Rukh Khan one day. That’s the dream.