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Veer Zaara’ changed people’s outlook towards me. It was my first so-called commercial film.
Greedy actors should never be satisfied.
I never do any research for my roles.
Writing is something that comes naturally to me, like acting.
A fan proposed to me several times.
When we are busy with the everyday bhag-daud, one fine day a health scare just stops it all.
I had grown up fantasising of being Yash Chopra’s heroine because I have loved his films.
I have laid a very basic ground rule for myself. I should be a favourite with the audience, they should love me, my role, my acting, appreciate my talent. I don’t want to repeat any of my roles, ever.
My career has been far from cliched. I have always done unconventional roles and I am proud of all of them.
Doing comic roles is a great relief considering the power-packed roles that are usually offered to me.
The reach of big-budget films is bigger, but I have always loved doing films that I believe in.
Baghban’ happened with me when I was very new. I played a nasty daughter-in-law, to somebody I have idolised all my life: My Amitabh Bachchan.
I was rejected for many-many films.
I love running around trees as much as a serious role.
I’m glad that I’m not a stereotypical actor.
I have never planned my life.
I have the freedom to choose the roles I want.
As a kid I used to wear my mother’s dupattas and saris and emulate Hema Maliniji or Rekhaji in front of the mirror.
My mother, Dr Nalini Dutta. She was and will always be my everything.
I’ve been writing articles for newspapers and magazines. And writing is a very beautiful way of expression.
Anything with chocolates tempts me.
I am lucky that I have worked with some wonderful directors so far – Madhur Bhandarkar and Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, among others.
I love to be excited like a child when I take up a role.
I don’t believe in the concept of size zero.
If I can work with Shyam Benegal and Yash Chopra together, who are the kings of art house and commercial cinema and win awards for both of them then it means I have placed myself everywhere.
I do have mood swings which can go into extremes.
I am learning cooking… all my mother’s recipes.
I like to be in different roles.
Baghbaan’ is a totally commercial film.
For me, what matters is who are you working with, what you are working on, and when all that fits naturally, I let it go. Then, I don’t care if it is bold or if it needs me to be uninhibited. I just want the role that I am playing to come out the way it should.
For me, Shah Rukh Khan will always be the most charming co-star I have ever worked with. He makes sure you are comfortable and happy on the set. I think ‘Charming’ is just his second name. His generosity and chivalry are amazing.
I do get nervous and excited whenever I do a film.
I think people respect you for who you are rather than which group you are a part of.
Sometimes I go totally anti-social.
People usually start off on a high note in their careers and then wane off and then restart with a comeback.
I always feel guilty later if I behave rudely with anyone.
Whatever your parents do, you get conditioned to that. I remember my dad would put gramophone record, and would sit and read a book. And then once a week, we would go and watch a movie.
When I joined films, I was a bit plump but then I lost a lot of weight.
There comes a point in an actor’s life when they have to just lie back and let things fall into place.
I don’t think TV interests me at all.
I don’t possess a filmi temperament. I do feel sometimes that it is not my cup of tea. So I stick to people who I vibe with mentally.
I am fortunate that people have given me the opportunity and confidence to go all out and have fun with the characters I play, and try something new each time.
It is nice to be social and have lots of friends. We need all that warmth and love. But at the end of the day, you need that one person to rely on and that should only be you.
I am really grateful to Hindustan Times as it gave me the first platform to my writing passion.
When something wrong happens in your life and you read someone else’s story in the magazine, you definitely get inspired that if she can do it, then I can also do it.
Audience will get bored if just one kind of films will continue to get made.
I keep rediscovering myself with every film. It is great to be doing that, it gives great satisfaction.
I think Indian men prefer curves. But I believe that one should be fit enough to wear anything.
My father passed away when I was seven, mom single-handedly brought up my brother Rahul and me. She was a civil surgeon posted in rural areas. We went through some tough times but she gave us a beautiful life.
It’s nice to work hard and party harder.
I have never judged a film by its budget or stars.
When faced with exceptional circumstances, people react differently.
You are inspired to give a better performance when there are good actors with you.
Theatre has always been at the back of my mind but somehow I never got around to doing it.
I really relish dal chawal but my all-time favourite is Tandoori Chicken.
I can never forget my role in ‘Baghban’ because I was expected to act nasty with Amitabh Bachchan and I did not like it.
I think we all need to take personal responsibility, and take action when we see anything wrong around us. I do that, when I see any man harassing any woman. I go and stop that, even if they are actors.
I love to be nervous.
I wrote ‘Me and Ma’ to celebrate a beautiful phase of my life with people.
Movies like ‘Gul Makai’ carry an important message, such movies should be made as it shows us the struggle people go through in the real world.
I stick to a mix of cardio and yoga and go for healthy food. I don’t believe in starving to get into shape.
I once lost a role because I was told I am fair. They were looking for a village woman who is darker.
Whatever you are good at, do it, but don’t be over exposed.
After a three-month course in acting, I bagged my first film ‘Suraksha’ – opposite actor Suniel Shetty.
I’ve been dropped out of many movies at the last minute so that hurts because you feel sheer helplessness because you know how good you could’ve been in that role.
I primarily look at how a role is laid out by the director. I take into consideration my co-stars, before signing a role.