It’s harder to pick a favourite character than a favourite star. The latter is always attractive and charismatic but often not an interesting character. While in real life we may prefer people of “good character”, the rogue in a story or a film is often more appealing than the hero or heroine. As the Wife of Bath is my favourite character in The Canterbury Tales, so I prefer Geeta to Seeta, Shyam to Ram, Anthony to Amar and Vijay to Ravi. These characters are all good at heart but their lives have often taken wrong paths, making them all too human.