Words matter. These are the best Ileana D’Cruz Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
When I first started out in Telugu cinema, I signed anything and everything that came my way. I was 18, was immature, and it felt like a good idea that ‘Oh, they are paying me a good amount of money.’ I was young, naive; I had zero ambition, and honestly, it wasn’t my calling.
At the end of the day, you are doing the film for the audience.
I’m aware that I am flawed. I’m aware that I have issues. I’m aware that I need to be able to be healthy, not just physically but mentally.
I think what matters is whatever you do on screen should be good irrespective of the time you have on screen.
I have a lot of dignity and am my own woman who does not dance to anyone’s tunes.
I fell in love with films only two years after working in films.
At one point, you start wondering if being talented in Bollywood is enough, or you need connections.
I was a complete tomboy. You’d never see me wearing skirts.
I like my smile.
Now I don’t look at life where I’d say, ‘Oh gosh, my life’s over if I don’t have films anymore.’ My approach is that there’s so much more for me to do.
There is a glimpse of me that I’d like to keep private. And I believe that is necessary for my kind of sanity. I’d not like the world to know everything about me.
It would be prudish to say, ‘I don’t want to be a prop in a film,’ because there are certain films I’ve loved doing, as I have looked very glamorous in them.
Imperfections are a part of life, and one should learn to love who you are.
I am being selfish here by saying this, but I believe ‘Barfi!’ helped me the most. It got me recognition and respect.
I didn’t realise how much I was alienating people. I would constantly refuse to go out when friends would call. At one point, I didn’t realise I was at home for a week.
I love music, I love to sing, but I am terrified of singing in public.
‘Barfi!’ was a beautiful film. I’m proud to be associated with it.
You can call me a Mumbai girl since I have spent the first ten years of my life here. Then I shifted to Goa, where I got my first modelling break.
I do use social media as a gateway into my personal life, but only to a certain extent. When I don’t want to, I pull the blinds down.
If I’m going to get overshadowed in a film, it’s because of something that I haven’t done, not because of what the other heroine has done or because I’ve focused on the amount of scenes she had in the film.
I like that with social media, you can choose how much you want to reveal. If there is an issue that requires clarification, at least you can turn to social media. You know it’s coming from the horse’s mouth.
I have been singing since the time I was two. My mom says I would sing Gujarati songs with my grandmother when I was a kid.
I had a different perception of what a relationship or love is like. I was all giddy-headed and fairytale about it in my head, but it’s so different. There’s a lot of restraint that you’ve got to have, compromising in certain situations – and you’ve got to have a lot of respect.
I love watching funny films.
Marriage is great for some; it makes them better people. For me, commitment doesn’t have to be marriage. It stems from the fact that I have a Westernised world view.
I was always a very self-conscious person and was picked on for my body type. I used to feel low and sad all the time, but didn’t know I was suffering from depression and Body Dysmorphic Disorder till I got help.
My personal life is only my business and the business of the people who are close to me.
Films happened to me accidentally when I met Marc Robinson in a hotel in Goa, where my mum worked as a supervisor. I would often go there, and the manager there would see me and tell my mom that I should try being a model.
I like being thrown out of my comfort zone.
I do not like to be told what to do, but in the end, I take my own decisions.
I have been parts of some films in the South where I didn’t expect certain shots to be shot in a certain way. I wasn’t experienced enough; I was very naive. I didn’t have the standing of an actor to say that I don’t want to do this shot.
I am a massive foodie.
My entire life goal was to be accepted by everyone. I think that’s what I wanted the most. I never got it.
I don’t want my personal life to become a part of public domain. It is something that is sacred and means a lot to me. I don’t want it to become some frivolous gossip column.
I am not from a film family. I don’t know much, but I definitely knew that if I want to be a good enough actor, I should be able to do any sort of role.
I am not one of those people who want to work 24/7.
I’m happy I’m doing films at a slow pace rather than doing anything and everything.
Eleven years of acting it has been for me, and I still sometimes think I am not cut out for this. I hate the people-pleasing that goes with it, and the stupid politics, but that is with every kind of work and job.
I think marriage is beautiful, but I have mixed feelings about it.
I am very critical about the way I look.
The reason I did ‘PPNH’ was because I wanted to do something different, wacky, and mainstream after ‘Barfi!’
In my first-ever shot, there was a big shell that was dropped on my belly in slow motion. I even asked the director why we are doing it, and he said it would look beautiful… and I wondered, ‘Really? But why and how?’
As far as clothes are concerned, for the day, wear something chic: a good pair of jeans, crop, and open hair with a bright lip colour. For an evening, a nice pair of high-waisted trousers and a nice blouse looks great.
Anxiety has been a big problem for me, but I think my biggest struggle has been depression.
I personally feel my equation with Varun Dhawan is on a different level. I share a great rapport with him. He is very charming, matured, and he knows what to say when.
My father worked as a mechanical draftsman at Mazagaon Docks and is a Catholic. My mum was a Muslim, so my parents broke quite a few rules to get married.
I am glad that after ‘Rustom,’ I did ‘Mubarakan’ and then ‘Baadshaho,’ as it explores my range as an actor.
We actors get a lot of love, but at times, we get double the amount of negativity for no reason whatsoever.
Acting is a career where you keep learning with every film you do.
Marriage isn’t important for me. It’s just a social announcement where we splurge on feeding a lot of people.
The elegance of a sari or the flirtiness of a lehenga is matchless.
I can’t watch Kevin Spacey’s show anymore, though I have loved it earlier, because he has been accused of harassment. It disgusts me as a person.
For me, a very chilled out day would be me on my couch or cooking, sitting with one or two friends watching TV or films over a glass of wine.
If you are visible in the whole film, but there is no depth in your role, then the role is not significant.
I’m a fairly mature woman, and I’ve realised that I’m not going to grow if I keep thinking, ‘The other heroine in the film is so much better than me.’ I would rather take inspiration from them.
When you are working with actors who are secure, who have nothing really to prove, it gets a lot easier working with them.
I’m just going to keep pushing and try and be the best of version that I can be of me.
I know that when people ask me about my boyfriend, they’re not disrespectful but just curious.
I’m a Goan girl.
There are some actors that I know I won’t do a film with no matter how good the film is.
I loved playing Sweetie in ‘Mubarakan.’ It was chaotic and funny; it was sort of a magnum unfold in a chaotic way.
I don’t think I constantly have to be on a promotional spree or be seen in the newspapers every day or even be part of social parties and film gangs. I’m having my own set of journey, and I am happy with it because I don’t want to be like everybody.
I don’t like being called a celebrity. So much so that I find it very uncomfortable looking at myself on the screen.
You are a human being and are allowed to be imperfect, and you are allowed to be flawed. There is a lot of beauty in your imperfections, in your uniqueness.
When people ask me to describe my journey in Hindi cinema post-‘Barfi!’ I actually don’t know what to say.
In the end, only a good actor stands out; if I am not a good actor, I won’t stand out.