Olivier Lafont, much known for his role in 3 Idiots as Suhas Tandon is showcasing his writing talent with the publication of his novel ‘ Warrior’ by Penguin.
Apart from this versatile personality as an Actor, model, screenplay writer, and now author, Oliver is a handsome 6 footer speaks fluent French, Hindi, English and Spanish.
Travel Coffee Vogue gets travel chatty with Oliver Lafont, and manages to uncover his sophisticated passion for shopping in Paris and ultimately travelling to the Caribbean.
- Tell us something about your book “Warrior”?
‘Warrior’ is an epic adventure fantasy story set in Mumbai today. The hero, Saam, is the demigod son of Shiva. He has inherited massive divine powers from his father, but it has been a source of heartbreak and turmoil his entire life. When the book begins Saam is trying to leave his past behind and live a simple, peaceful life. Horrific cataclysms begin to occur, heralding the end of the world. Saam has to take up the sword again and confront his own father to try to stop the end from happening.
- Tell us something about you, which very few people know of?
When I write I listen to the theme song from ‘Last of the Mohicans’ on a loop.
- Are there any mottos or sayings you live by?
I live by this idea: do what I’m interested in, and know exactly why I’m doing what I’m doing.
- After a hectic schedule, where do you go to simply kick-off and have a good time?
France or Goa, although I usually go into other work without stopping.
- Name few of your favourite books.
Lloyd Alexander’s ‘The Chronicles of Prydain’
Tad William’s ‘Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn’
George R.R. Martin’s ‘Game of Thrones’
Mark Lawrence’s ‘The Broken Empire’
- What’s your ultimate travel destination?
- What’s your favourite dish?
Filet mignon with a gratin dauphinois.
- Where did you have your first ‘Fun in the Sun’ vacation with your friends?
A small inlet with a pebble beach on the Mediterranean near Marseille.
- Your favourite place in India?
- If you were asked to pick one of the places you’ve already been to, where would you want to go again?
Kapalai, an island off Borneo.
- The best place for shopping in India and abroad?
In India I like Palladium Mall in Mumbai. Abroad it’s the Champs Élysées in Paris.
- Music or book : which one would be better company when travelling alone?
- A fashion trend that you swear by?
Black T-shirt. You can wear it with anything, and it looks more structured than a white T-shirt.
- How do you like to spend your weekends?
- What do you like the best about Mumbai?
Mumbai is, to me, India’s most international and cosmopolitan city, it’s a financial and cultural capital. And yet it has little pockets of charming old-world urbanity, like in Bandra’s by lanes. I like all these interesting dichotomies.
- A few words for Travel Coffee Vogue?
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