"I am not lost. I am very much alive."
"I am not lost. I am very much alive."
"I am learning the importance of living in the moment."
"The more I learn about things, I realize how wrong I was before."
"The only strong opinion that I have about myself is that I don't have any opinions."
"The best thing is to accept the circumstances, not take them personally, deal with them, stop complaining, and give everything your best."
"If you spend time with your loved ones, you get the energy to do your job better."
"Everything happening around me is very random. I am enjoying the phase, as the journey is far more enjoyable than the destination."
"To be able to make statements, you need to be confident about what you think. You need to have a sense of right and wrong."
"What keeps me going are my learnings, which I would rather call my ‘experience,’ and my urge to explore."
"For me, the opposite of happiness isn’t sadness but boredom."
"I have been overshadowed for the first 25 years of my life when I was nobody to the world. But I was a superstar in my head."
"If you are confident about yourself and wear what you love, you will exude a style of your own."
"I take time to open up with people. But once I know you, I'm fine. I'm a shy person."
"My strength would be my honesty and my passion towards my work."
"I’ve stopped taking myself seriously because now I understand how fickle my thoughts are."
"No matter what you achieve, what you want to aspire to be, or how famous and powerful you become, the most important thing is whether you are excited about each and every moment of your life because of your work and people around you."
"The closest synonym of happiness is excitement, and you can generate it by doing something that you can’t completely comprehend. This understanding makes the process rich and exciting."
"I think people generally are lost, as they keep thinking about what is going to happen and what they have done. They are not alive anymore. The art of listening is missing. In their head, they are doing something else."
"We should never forget the inevitable, as we will lose everything eventually. So, why fret over any kind of security? The idea is to just fly and experience it all while it lasts."
"I have made a lot of mistakes, but I am proud of them all."
"Whatever dream you have, be sure that it is going to be happen, and then forget about it. Then you have to come back to the present and be there 100 percent."
"What keeps me going are my learnings, which I would rather call my 'experience', and my urge to explore."
"I've stopped taking myself seriously because now I understand how fickle my thoughts are."
"Instead of sounding pretentious, phony, or repetitive, I'd rather not speak."
"Practical knowledge of what works and what doesn't work is much better. Theoretical knowledge is important, but I think practical knowledge works better."
"There is a very thin line dividing characterisation from impersonation. I've to make sure I don't cross over into mimicry."
"If you are seeing something for the first time, one of your first reactions should be fascination."
"I never think about what people will think when they watch me on screen."
"When I am in front of the camera or on stage, I am not me."
"Money was a big differentiator when I was growing up, but I made sure it doesn't stay that way."
"I crave for adventure. It makes me feel alive and excited. It's a constant tussle between what you want to do and other parameters that aren't in your hands."
"I will continue doing things irrespective of the medium as long as I'm excited about it."
"As an actor, you think you know your craft, you know the conflicts in your character, but often you don't."
"The closest synonym of happiness is excitement, and you can generate it by doing something that you can't completely comprehend. This understanding makes the process rich and exciting."
Everybody is in a hurry to decode you in a certain way, and then they expect you to adhere to their definition. How can they possibly do that when you yourself are finding it hard to discover yourself?
I pray to God every day that he makes me the biggest superstar, but before that, I ask God to make me a good actor. Being a star is hard, but being an actor is even harder. I want to be both before I am done.
My favourite actor is Daniel Day Lewis. He's the finest actor in Hollywood. I've studied his performances.
I think we are all insecure, and there is nothing wrong in accepting that. But the problem arises when we try to counter this insecurity by cultivating this illusion of control, and we start taking ourselves and everything we know too seriously.
Everything that is somehow related to direction and filmmaking fascinates me, like cinematography.
I really wanted to buy a Range Rover. It was a big dream, and the day I bought it, I was very happy, but by evening, I was immune to it. That's when I realized that excitement, if it's happiness, is not in reaching the goal but in the process. Thus process trumps over realization.
My morning starts with some form of exercise, and I give two hours - from 5:30 to 7:30 A.M. - to my personal fitness.
I might not be over-enthusiastic about socialising and making friends, but I am not a loner. I love hanging out with my friends, and I do it often when I am not working. Maybe, since I am not often invited to the 'happening' parties of our industry, where the media is around, I have earned the reputation of being a loner.
I realised quite early that by the time I articulate my thoughts into words, I'm on to another thought. And what comes out wasn't what I thought of exactly. So not talking was a better option.
I come from a family of doctors and engineers, and everyone expected me to take up a similar career. That was the most natural thing to do!
I'm a trained engineer, so I'm conditioned to come up with a right answer to a difficult question, but when it comes to art, there is no definite answer because it's so subjective.
My exercise regime is a mix of gymming, marital arts, sports, etc.
I have been blessed with strong leg muscles, and dancing really exercises one's legs.
You can't make two films at the same time.
What people think of me doesn't affect me. As bizarre as it sounds, I don't have a Google alert on my phone; I don't read newspapers, and I don't watch television. If something important happens, I will get to know about it.
My dad told me when I was very young, that I should not get married before 30. His only advice to me was to live my life.
I was offered 10-12 films during the time that we were working on 'Paani.'
A man should definitely own a couple of blue denims, white crew neck T-shirt, a versatile blazer, comfortable pair of boxers, and coloured sneakers.
Let me clear it once and for all: I was never offered 'Befikre.' But had I been offered, I wouldn't have done it.
The equation I share with the camera doesn't change whether you place a camera in front of me or a live audience. Just the pay cheques differ. But that doesn't matter to me because I've so much money, I don't even think about it. It's just lying there.
It took me 13 months just to prepare for 'M.S. Dhoni'... I started by watching every single video I could find of his, repeatedly. After three months, people who met me started saying that they could see similarities, and I knew I was on the right path.
Since I think I am very boring in normal life, I tend to hide behind all these exciting characters, making people believe that I am someone else entirely. That feeling is very powerful.
I have four elder sisters, and being the youngest, I was pampered.