Atul Kasbekar

24H-f Lead

The ace lensman and celebrity entrepreneur shutters down on his final day. Pack up!

So, how do you think you’ll go?

I’m hoping, with a big huge satisfied happy grin on my face.

What’s the big plan for the last day?

None whatsoever, the last thing I can plan for is something like this. That’s for the big guy in the sky to figure out. Otherwise, my life is so bloody planned, let this be a surprise, at least.

You’re one of the top photographers in India, you’ve won many awards and yours is a household name. Life’s been awesome, right?

If I’d used Cinthol, it would’ve been even more so... It’s a great advert btw, I love it.

Has there been an instance when you thought it was going to be your last day?

Routinely! Every single time that I board a flight, to be honest.

Where do you think you’ll eventually land: Heaven or hell?

Haha! I’ll take the Fifth on this one.

What do you think you’ll be up to in your afterlife?

Go on a vacation without my phone.

Now that you’re headed out, one thing that you’re glad you won’t have to do on Earth again?

Deal with ungrateful, myopic,self-centred, delusional twats.

Who would you like to spy on on Earth after you’re gone?

Why bother? Honestly, not a whole lot left to see already.

Anybody you’d like to punch before you take the big kick?

The list is long but distinguished.

What would you like to be in your next life?

Hopefully, an eagle.

What’s been the most embarrassing moment of your life?

Ha! The list is long and cringe-worthy.

Any quirks you couldn’t rid yourself of?

Talking to myself... although sometimes, the conversation can be stimulating.

Some tips on how to impress chicks...

Make ’em laugh. That sense of humour bit really works. And listen, even if you have to pretend, listen.

What’s the absolute craziest thing you’ve ever done?

Jumping out of an airplane with all my sisters at the same time. And jumping out of a ferry boat next to dolphins swimming alongside in Thailand.

A deathbed confession…

Life is way too short to have lousy coffee.

Your last meal would be…

... not cooked by me, for sure.

Your last shot at redemption, what would you do differently?

Be as good a son as I am a father.