I think a lot of a man’s outlook in life – at least mine – is shaped by his relationship with his father.
All men must marry much younger women
Royal titles ceased to be recognised by the Indian government in 1971. The title of Nawab and Maharaja are not recognised by the Indian government anymore.
No one likes anyone in the industry
It feels great to wake up feeling healthy, awake and alert. I love waking up in the morning, taking a
deep breath, reading the newspaper and going to the gym – as opposed to carrying a hangover right
until lunch. That’s horrible. It is nice to let off steam once in a while, but I find myself less involved with
people in that sense. I like staying at home, reading a book, having a chat with my wife, a quiet dinner
and going to bed early. I don’t want to drink half a bottle of whisky and look 50 the next day. I have
become an anti-drinking, anti-smoking agent.
I have a lot of connection to Pataudi. I have spent a lot of time there and I love the place very much, but at no point, do I consider myself a Nawab.
A film has to be for commercial success as well as earn you respect as an artist. You don’t want to do only things that are designed to run commercially, and neither do you want to do things that get acclaim but don’t run.
But actors should act. You should see them most often rather than just not.
Aamir Khan told me that I was doing Sameer’s character all wrong in Dil Chahta Hai