I found my student of the year, and now Tata Nano is searching for India’s student of the year
It’s all about loving your parents.
I am a product of Indian cinema; I’ve grown up watching Indian films ever since I can remember. And song and dance is part of our lives, it’s part of our culture we wake up to songs, we sleep to lullabies, you know, we celebrate every religious and traditional function with music.
I don’t think you can ever please all audiences.
I am a Gemini and can adapt to most atmospheres. You get two for the price of one when you are a Gemini.
I want to walk the red carpet at the Oscars. I am in awe of the ceremony, and winning an Oscar would be the most magical moment of my life. I want to make that speech and hold that trophy and say, ‘This is for you, India.’ That’s the line I have rehearsed for God knows how long. But that has to be for a Hindi language film.
I’m not of the religion but I’m educated enough to understand there is a misconception about it globally.
I think the endeavor is to just make your film and then hope it travels as much as it can.
As a child, as a cinemagoer, I think there is nothing better than being in a cinema or watching a film. I think it’s just a while magical…it almost feels like you’re at a big party in India, where you’re singing, you’re dancing, you’re laughing, you’re crying, you feel like you’re at a wedding because our films invariably cover all emotions.
Legal documents have mistrust written all over them. It’s unfortunate, but the human DNA is so tuned to kind of taking you for granted that we tend to protect ourselves legally. That’s why I don’t read them as, if I read them, I will go soft. To me, the human relationship is far more important than the professional bond I share with anyone.
I saw ‘Brokeback Mountain’ in a packed house in Chelsea, New York, when I was filming a Bollywood film there. Chelsea, being a predominately gay neighbourhood, had the most euphoric reaction. I saw couples holding hands and crying at the end. It was the most heartening viewing I have ever been to.