Q. Favourite bar/club? I don't really have one. It just depends on my friends. If it's in Central we normally go to Apres because the manager there is a friend of a friend, or Phi-b which is just downstairs. Q. What do you only do for pleasure? I read for pleasure. Iain Banks' books are among my favourites. I like Canal Dreams and The Wasp Factory. Q. What are you currently listening to? An English band called Turin Brakes. Their sound is different from what's around at the moment and I love it. Q. Is there a song that always makes you dance? Anything by Prince or Frank Sinatra. Sinatra is fabulous and amazing. Every time I listen to his music I just want to dance. Prince is a musical genius and his stuff is so funky. Q. Is there a song that always tells you it's time to go? Closing Time by Semisonic. It's just what the song is all about. Q. What can't you say no to? Dave Grohl (drummer of Nirvana and the Foo Fighters' frontman). I love him. I fell for him even before Nirvana released their debut Bleach. And my grandmother's cooking. She is an Indian. I love her saag, dahl and curries. She's the best cook in the world. Q. Worst fashion decision? An old dress which Rosanna Arquette wore in one of her movies. It was a skirt from the 1980s with loads of layers. I spent one week trying to imitate her when I was about 12. But I will never try to copy anyone else. Q. Describe your fantasy night out. A lovely dinner and lovely wine with Dave Grohl and my best friend. We would have an amazing laugh and play scrabble. Q. Who would you most like to be trapped in a lift with? Not Dave Grohl this time. I would say Larry Mullen Jnr, the drummer of U2, and Mark McGrath, the lead singer from Sugar Ray. I would ask them about world peace and their favourite flavour of ice-cream. And I also want to know their opinion on whether pineapple should be included just as a fruit or as a main course meal. It's a very serious issue. Q. Who is your hero? I don't really have heroes, but I have people I admire and respect. Physicist Richard Feynmen is a brilliant person and I admire his attitude towards life. And my mother, for whom I have so much respect and admiration.