21 October, 2020

Raghu Ram

The TV personality on his book Rearview: My Roadies Journey

Raghu Ram

How tall is the swearword-­spouting, rudest man on TV outside of Roadies?

He’s 5’10. The Roadies Raghu would rather punch first, but off-screen, he’s a quiet, non-confrontational guy happy to be home reading Sherlock Holmes, drinking endless cups of tea.

You really think schools are vicious places? Is that where you figured out the bully theory?

In school, bullies picked on weaker people. Any kind of bullying turned me off—racism, sexism, chauvinism. But who could stop ‘macho guys’?

Are you still shy around girls, never making eye contact with them?

I was terrified of Sonika Arora, my first crush. Even now, I feel very inhibited around women.

In your book, you say that people who don’t measure up to the ‘system’ rock the world.

Anyone different is rejected by the world, but it’s these people who rock the world. Like Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Tom Cruise....

So, did the star...



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