For 'Rakht Charitra', I had to gain and lose weight. I simultaneously shot the film in three languages - Telugu, Tamil, and Hindi.
I don't mind an arranged marriage. The girl my parents choose could be the girl of my dreams.
The day my film 'Dum' released, it was available on pirated DVDs and VCDs. They showed the movie on cable channels. It was pathetic. It was so frustrating.
'Company' attracted a certain strata that acknowledged me as a good actor. But in terms of popularity, I owe everything I have to 'Road' because of the song, 'Raste raste, toofan sa.'
I'm very secure in my life.
Antonia Bernath is a sensational actress, a really, really fantastic girl.
I do not want to be restricted to a particular image.
If the world is the body, India is its soul.
There is less plastic in Tupperware factory than our film industry. People with plastic smile and plastic heart.
I am a happy-go-lucky guy in real life. I like to chat a lot.
I am not a flirt.
If you do not try, you will never succeed. So try and try until you do.
In 'Road', my character is linear and uni-dimensional. It was more of a reacting character. I am a foil to the other characters in the film. It is the most normal character in the most abnormal, extraordinary film.
Mothers can do anything. They have ways of finding out if you have eaten or not.
I have a lot of friends in Kollywood. I enjoy a very warm relationship with many actors, actresses, directors, and producers here.
My mother is from Chennai, and I have a lot of relatives here.
I am really happy and ecstatic that 'Grand Masti' has been such a huge success.
I don't want anything negative in my life, like hate, comparison, competition, and jealousy. I think these things are very heavy and take away from you the way of enjoying life.
I concentrate on acting while my dad handles the business side of my career.
I keep saying this to everyone: 'Grand Masti' is a family film that the entire family needs to watch - independently!
By virtue of being a half Punjabi and half Sikh, tandoori chicken was my staple diet.
If Bollywood had its temple, then Amitabh Bachchan's idol would be in it.
No one knows why a film does well or not. The reasons for this are not important. What is important is the intention you start the film with and the final state when the film releases on a Friday - whether people liked it or not.
I don't believe in competing with other actors. I believe the only person you can compete is with yourself. You can only do better work compared to your earlier work.
It takes someone like Ram Gopal Varma to change the norms, bend the rules, shake convention, and come up with something like 'Road.'
Dad is the one I turn to for critique. It helps me to keep growing. When he said 'I am so proud of you', it meant so much to me.
I have a beautiful family, and I wake up to bliss every day.
For me, I have nobody who I hate. I don't have place for hate in life.
All I did was make the best of the opportunity that I got in 'Company.'
We have become so used to complaining about the state of our country that we have forgotten what it is to celebrate India, to celebrate what India stands for.
If you love a person truly, you can make an ordinary day very special for her.
I don't believe anyone is good or bad. It's about the choices we make, about how we deal with situations.
I am fascinated by Shah Rukh Khan. He is brilliant.
'Dum' is not about the bicep. It is about soul.
Everyone in Bollywood must unite to fight piracy.
I hold the record for the maximum number of obituaries written for an actor's career.
I have always loved travelling in autorickshaws.
I don't believe in the concept of stardom.
Guilt is a serious appetite killer.
If you love someone truly, just look into her eyes. You will find your soul in her.
I am not interested to do a five-minute role in a film which is not exciting to me.
On the sets, I am usually positive, open, and happy. I talk to co-stars, I interact with people on the sets, and I chill.
Antara Mali is a fine performer. Her role in 'Road' is in complete contrast to that in 'Company.'
When you have a celebrity status, people feel inspired by you people. They start to emulate what you are doing. So it inspires me as a celebrity to do something which is for greater good.
For me, quality of role is important, and if a role excites me, I do it.
I believe it is tough to be funny and tougher to make people laugh. And it needs to be been done effortlessly. A joke can be comedy, but one can kill the joke if it is delivered badly.
As for politics, I share good relations with people across parties, not any particular one.
I prefer to celebrate every moment of my life and not allow any negativity.
I like people, and I like to be around people. They are fascinating. I like to behave like a common man. I am a common man.
Objectivity is the purpose of documentary filmmakers.