Change is the nature of life but challenge is the future of life. So challenge the changes. Never change the challenges..
The amount of things I have been through and the remarkable ways in which the body has reacted is just phenomenal. No wonder I became religious, because you don’t know why something’s happening to you and you don’t know how you bounced back.
I have never been a superstar and never believed in it.
Donate and do not talk about it, they say you do nothing for the society; do and talk about it, they say you seek publicity!
The best part about being a superstar is that you can wear the most outrageous of clothes and they say ‘it’s in!’
Everyone must accept that we will age and age is not always flattering.
If Slumdog Millionaire projects India as a Third World, dirty-underbelly, developing nation and causes pain and disgust among nationalists and patriots, let it be known that a murky underbelly exists and thrives even in the most developed nations. It’s just that the Slumdog Millionaire idea authored by an Indian and conceived and cinematically put together by a Westerner, gets creative Golden Globe recognition. The other would perhaps not.
I don’t use any techniques; I’m not trained to be an actor. I just enjoy working in films.
I like to feel the butterflies in the stomach, I like to go home and have a restless night and wonder how I’m going to be able to accomplish this feat, get jittery. That hunger and those butterflies in the stomach are very essential for all creative people.
I don’t use any techniques; I’m not trained to be an actor. I just enjoy working in films. It’s more instinctive rather than anything else. I don’t do the calculated rehearsed kind of approach, and I hope that I can continue that because I believe that instinct is much stronger and greater when you are performing on camera.
I sometimes lament the fact that I do not have the benefit of a complete and ailment free body structure.
Basically I am just another actor who loves his work and this thing about age only exists in the media.
I just lead my life as naturally, as normally as I possibly can. But I can’t help it if controversy is hounding me day in and day out. I’m quite amazed sometimes by the way they go about it. I grow a beard and it lands up in the editorial in The Times of India.
We had forgotten the art of using silence to convey emotions in our films and that’s what you seem to have mastered. You’ve used silence to great advantage in the film. It’s brilliant.
In my childhood I was obsessed with cameras but could not afford one. After much persuasion my father Harivansh Rai Bachchan bought me a box camera which I treasured for years. Initially I clicked trees and nature and as I grew up started noticing prettier things-motorbike, sleek cars and cool girls. But the hamartia of life is when you desire something you cannot afford it and when you are able to afford it you are too old to use it. Now I don’t need all gadgets but it’s satisfying to know that at least I can afford them.
I have never really been confident about my career at any stage.
The select group of people who do make realistic cinema, who do make cinema perhaps a little more acceptable to the Western audience, is a very small percentage.
I am not as intelligent as Aamir Khan . I am barely managing to be in front of the camera. There are many people who know marketing well and surely Aamir knows much more than I do.
I believe that cinema picks up ideas from society and not the other way round.
Dearest TV media and vans outside my home, please do not stress and work so hard.
I’d love to romance Aishwarya Rai. But I’m 58 now. So I have to play her father.
It’s nothing really. It’s the unique presentation that makes me look good in the action scenes. Why did I dare do them? That’s a funny question! Why do I act? Why do I breathe!
You don’t see Indians in Hollywood films around which a story can revolve. As soon as we have a social presence in your society, I am sure there will be many actors from our part of the world that will be acting in Hollywood films.
I am looking forward to going to Dubai because it gives us an opportunity to interact with each other. We can sit and enjoy each other’s company. We can go out for a walk without worrying about shooting schedules.