My Weekend: Arti Rajput

Arti Rajput
Arti Rajput
The Bridge Tavern and Camber Dock''''Picture: Paul Simpso

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Arti Rajput from Southsea is a street dancer for JoJo Street Dance. She recently performed in The Lost Hour, a fusion of street, contemporary and break dancing at Gunwharf Quays.

When did you last go away and where did you go?

Spain last September. The trip was organised for my 21st birthday. We didn’t do a lot of partying, as the trip was mainly for relaxation and a chance to explore the culture.

What was the last gig/concert/comedy show you went to?

Glade Festival. The artists were mainly drum ‘n’ bass and it wasn’t really to my taste.

What about the last theatre show you saw?

Carmen which I saw at the O2 Arena in London. It’s about an Irish girl who is trying to make it in the world and there was a great atmosphere about it.

The last book you read?

I Heart London by Lindsey Kelk. It’s a bit of a girly book and tells the story of a clumsy girl who is visiting different countries and events around the world. It’s actually really funny and I couldn’t put the book down, so I stayed up until 5am to finish reading it.

The last film you saw at the cinema or on DVD?

Side Effect which stars Channing Tatum and tells a story about legally prescribed drugs and how they have a positive and negative effect. The whole psychological aspect was really interesting to me but I really like Channing Tatum.

What’s your favourite way to relax?

I like to read books and take time out to put a DVD on but perhaps the best way I relax is by drawing artistic designs on my nails. Doing these things distracts my mind and helps relieve me of any stress I have.

What do you watch on TV?

I am into crime television. I find it really interesting how they investigate crime. It’s quite clever and they keep you hooked throughout. There are two crime programmes in-particular that I watch – CSI: New York and White Collar, both are actually quite different.

And which TV programmes do you avoid?

Any horror/creepy programmes like Ghost Hunters. Anything like that scares me, and stops me from being able to sleep. I can’t understand anyone who would want to do that to themselves.

Which celebrity would you most like to spend a weekend with?

Channing Tatum, but only because he is a great actor. I would like to spend a whole week with him so I could interview him about his roles and why he has chosen to do the films he has, especially 21 Jump Street. I could also stare at him while he answers.

Where’s good for a day out locally?

The weather is good at the moment so I’m planning to go to the beach. I actually like that the beach is not sandy in Portsmouth, I find that’s is more comfortable and with Canoe Lake nearby, it’s a great family area. I also like the ice cream stalls.