Shahrukh Khan Curated

Actor, Producer, Television Personality

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  • Did you expect the same affection and love that you get from Indians from the Chinese since you visited China for the first time?

  • ‘Zero’ gets selected for the Beijing International Film Fest. How significant do you think it is for you?

  • Do you think sci-fi is one genre where Chinese and Indians can have a fruitful collaboration?

  • Would you like to work on a Chinese film?

  • Do you think Bollywood movies can become a bridge between India and China?

  • Are producers ready to experiment with films at the risk of making huge losses?

  • How was your experience working with Katrina and Anushka in the film ‘Zero’?

  • Does playing a bad guy in films ever bother you?

  • Do you hope that your films will bring any change?

  • Do you ever think that you have reached the peak of your talent?

  • Do you have a controlled megalomania?

  • Are you a progressive father?

  • Do you have a competitive spirit?

  • How were your struggles early on when you entered Bollywood?

  • Do you consider yourself as a brand?

  • Do you feel exhausted and tired from your busy work schedule?

  • Why did you make ‘Raees’? Are you no longer interested in crossing territories with Bollywood movies?

  • How did you make your way to Bollywood?

  • Do do you feel deserving of all the success, the home, the luxury you have? 

  • What is your thought on humanity, fame and love?

  • What do you find special in Suhana and Alia?

  • What did you want to do differently in your movie ‘Fan’?

  • How did you motivate the students of ‘Dhirubhai Ambani International School’?

  • Do you still remember lines people have written about you? Isn’t that negative?

  • How deep is your bond with Salman and Aamir?

  • Why do you feel there is a lack of decency in today’s songs and culture?

  • Do you love cooking?

  • Do you think that you take enough risks while experimenting with movies?

  • How challenging was the film ‘Fan’ for you?

  • Does a failed movie make you afraid of trying something new again?

  • How do you make people feel so comfortable with you?

  • Why were you doing pole dance at ‘Yaaron Ki Baraat’?

  • Do you ever get overwhelmed in your life by your stardom?

  • Does it hurt you if your film does not do well?

  • Are you inherently a sad person?

  • What are your upcoming projects?

  • Would you be willing to do Netflix shows?

  • What do you think is unique about Indian cinema that makes it appealing to audience universally?

  • How do guide your kids as they have started their baby steps in film industry?

  • What was your reaction when your films don't do well?

  • How often do you get to drive yourself?

    At night, earlier I used to drive a lot after night shifts that used to go on from like 7 in the evening to 3 or 4 in the morning, so the roads are clear that time. I really enjoy driving but unfortunately in traffic, it is no fun driving so sometimes in the evening, I take my kids out. I am teaching them to drive also so during evening and night time which is the best. We go to BKC, where the roads are empty and I can train them there. I used to love driving a lot but it’s unfortunate that I can’t as much as I would want to. I prefer driving in India and I am not very confident driving overseas unless it is for a film, of course. So I feel a little bad that I don’t get to drive because of the traffic.

  • Have you ever done backseat driving with your kids driving the car?

    I am teaching my son and he has more or less learned it now. I am a very confident guy and I have a huge amount of confidence. I believe anyone who is driving will drive the car well. I have never done backseat driving but yes travelling sometimes myself if I find whoever is driving me is cutting lanes and I find it very ill-mannered more than the safety part. So I am not a backseat driver and I am quite easy. The only thing is that I sit on the left side and for some reason, it is not to sit behind the driver and to sit on the other side. So there is no other quirk that I have in a car or with backseat driving as I am confident that whoever is driving the car will drive it good.

  • Have you ever asked Hyundai to come with an SRK edition for India?

    When we were phasing out the old Santro and bringing in the new one, at least they told me that this is the SRK Santro that they gave it to me. But I haven’t asked Hyundai to bring a car on my name as I think Hyundai itself is good enough. So if we already have a good thing, why spoil it!

  • One feature that you think Hyundai should put in their next car?

    I think almost everything is there in Hyundai cars. If there a system in which there is a WiFi system that surrounds the car and travels with it. Or maybe like using an inbuilt 4G sim card in the car but all of this is already there. But if it would have been at 1500 mbps for things to download faster. So I think that is the next big step to be able to stay connected at faster speeds while travelling. I have a vanity van and many years ago, I remember it had a satellite dish and when you were travelling, it used to turn around and it still used to get signals while travelling. So I think if we are able to get this faster WiFi connectivity around the car in its own cage, I think that would be amazing.

  • Do you like playing bad guy?

  • Do you hope that your films bring change in audience?

  • Have you ever felt like you are not moving forward in terms of your talent?

  • Which role was difficult to play in FAN movie?

  • What was your nickname in school?

    Mail gadda, because I used to run very fast, like an ex­press train. Also because my hair used to stand out in front.

  • What’s your naughtiest memory?

    There're many of them; I've troubled many of my teach­ers. I once convinced my chemistry teacher to give me good marks by telling her I was like her son. I also used to feign an attack of epilepsy very often. I'd 'faint' in the classroom and the teachers had to take off their shoes for me to smell. Once, when we had a new teacher, I 'fainted' and the other kids convinced him that if he didn't give me the suede shoes he was wearing, I'd die. He had to roam barefoot the rest of the day.

  • Can you tell us three well known facts about yourself?

    1. I've lots of moles but only on the right side of my bod y. 2. I don’t rink water, only Pepsi. 3. I hate wearing slippers, never do.

  • If you had to make an apology, to whom would it be?

    To all the people I love-for not being able to be with them more often. I hope I don't have to apologise to my kids for not having spent enough time with them.

  • What are the four essential gradients of love?

    Togetherness, by which I mean every moment spent together. Lots of pas­ sion and laughter. I have faith and trust in the people I love, but I still f eel jealous and possessive about them. So I guess I'd have to add jeal­ousy and possessiveness too.

  • What has been your greatest extravagance?

    My bungalow, I’m still paying for it.

  • Will you tell us three little-known facts about your wife Gauri?

    She used to paint very well but doesn't paint any more. She can dance very well. She's a typical middle-class Punjabi girl.

  • Which is the one thing you want the most?

    There's nothing I really want any more. Enough has been given to me and I'm happy. Now I want to give, but don’t know how, so I keep trying in my own way. I try to keep everyone happy. I feel distressed if I've hurt someone.

  • Which has been the most memorable telephone call of your life?

    The call I remember sadly is the one we got from the hospital, ask­ ing us to come and get my dad’s body. It was 2.30 in the night and we reached the hospital by 4 a.m. I also remember my mom didn’t tell me he had passed away. She just said, "Come, Dad wants to meet you.”

  • When was the last time you lost your temper?

    I really, really lost my temper about six months ago, Actually I have a very bad temper but I’ve learnt to control it because I’m scared of what I might do. When I get very mad, there’s no stopping me. I can even kill someone. So when the situation gets volatile, is especially volatile, I really try to be quiet.

  • Which book do you read most often?

    Many of them. Books by Adrian Mole and Woody Allen (I have the entire Woody Allen collection). Bill Cosby's Fatherhood and Parenthood. Douglas Adam's The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy.

  • Which lyrics truly mean something to you?

    Abhi na jao chhod kar, ke dil abhi bhara nahi. Abhi abhi toh aayi ho, bahar banke chaiye ho, hawa zara mehak toh le, nazar zara behak toh le, ye h shyam dhal toh le zara, ye h dil sambhal toh le zara. Mein thodi der j ee toh loon, nashe ke ghoont p eeh toh loon. Abhi toh kuch kaha nahin, abhi toh kuch suna nahin... from Hum Dono. It's amazingly ro­ mantic. I'd like to sing i t in a film some day.

  • What would you most like to inherit?

    After I've become a star, people say I'm nice look­ing but I wish I'd inherited my father's looks; then I'd be handsome too. He was six feet tall and very good looking. I don't look anything like him. My mom was also very beautiful.

  • Which item of clothing has shaped your personality?

    My shirt, half out and half tucked in. I’ve always worn my shirt like that off screen. I wore it on screen in DDLJ and it sort of became my trade

  • What’s the sexiest word in the English language?

    Sweetheart, I find it very sexy, though it’s misused a lot. And I don’t mean sensually sexy. Shashi Kapoor used to say it well…I think I say it sweetly too. I saw ‘sweetheart’ to lots of people.

  • What’s the worst thing anyone has said about you?

    Ashok Banker once wrote that I should be removed from Mumbai because we actors are a threat and danger to all the people living here. That because of our doings and alleged underworld dealings, people try to kill us and innocent bystanders get shot on the streets instead. It’s no exactly the worst thing anyone has sad to me but I found the whole thing in very bad taste. And very stupid. Nobody can tell anyone where to live. Nobody can tell me to leave Mumbai, especially after I’ve paid so much for my bungalow.

  • If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?

    For adornment and beautification, nothing. Just for repair, it would be the disc in my neck, my knee and my ankle. They pain a lot, so it’s all for health reasons.

  • Where and when were you most embarrassed?

    I haven’t been in many embarrassing situations. Except they tell me that, after doing a drunk scene in Devdas, I changed in front of the unit with our realising it. I don’t find that embarrassing in the real sense; it’s okay. Oh yeah, Farida Jalal embarrasses me when she says I have cute dimples. I go red in the face when she says this to me.

  • What are you most terrified to be remembered as?

    A mediocre actor. I'm scared that after 30 years people might say, "Shah Rukh was ok ay. H e was sweet; not too bad nor too good." Or, "He was a pi n - u p boy"- which I'm not. And that they will talk about my dimples. I’d be quite disappointed if people remembered me only for my dimples.

  • What’s the cutest thing about you?

    Some people say I have a puppy dog expression in my eyes sometimes. Or maybe its my dimples…I really don’t know.

  • What do you never tire of shopping for?

    Toys. I have an excuse now, with the kids, but I’ve always loved shopping for toys; more than I even do for electronic items. I buy a lot of computer stuff and books too. These are the only things I shop for, actually.

  • Are you a better actor off screen or on it?

    Off screen, obviously. Because the camera makes you do things and there’s a lot of style when you’re in front of the camera. The naturalism comes when you’re not in front of the camera.

  • When did you last feel utterly insignificant?

    In the larger scheme of things, every day. In terms of the success I’ve had, I’ve never really been made to feel insignificant. I’ve always been treated well. Except once in Mauritius, after a show, I was escorting Madhuri Dixit through a crowd and the security guards let her go but stopped me. Honestly, I have so many people in my life who love me so much that I can never be completely insignificant. In the last five years especially, I’ve never been made to feel insignificant.

  • What keeps you going in a crisis?

    The belief and hope that one more try and the problem can be rectified. That if you keep hitting you head against a door, eventually the door will fall down. I have the energy to get up and try again. So I keep trying. I always give it one more shot, one more attempt.

  • Do you believe in God?

    I completely an and absolutely believe in God. Very few people have the kind of faith I have in Allah. I’ve taught my children about the existence of Allah too. I thank Him for everything I have. I’m religious my own way- I only pray to Him to make others happy. I would pray to him for myself only as a last resort. The last time I did that was to save my mom.

  • What’s your idea of a perfect day?

    It should begin at two in the afternoon and end at five in the morning. Earlier, I used to think just lazing around would make a perfect day but not any more. If it’s raining, I’d like to be in a room with good company, watch a film, eat nachos with salsa sauce and drink Pepsi.

  • Does the body rule the mind or does the mind rule the body?

    In my case, no two ways about t that the mind rules the body. There is no physical pleasure, except perhaps smoking, which I’ve given in to, when my mind and sanity have told me to. I’ve done the most difficult of things only because I put my mind to it. Whether it’s setting fire to myself or jumping into flowing water with our a wire attached to me in Koyla. Or even the hours I keep, for that matter.

  • What’s the worst apart of being an actor?

    Nothing, really. But sometimes, while giving a shot, the reel in the camera runs out… and I know I’ll never get that moment back because it can never be repeated. I’m not talking about loud crying scenes or fight sequences but a simple scene with a beautiful moment.

  • What won’t you joke about?

    Disability. It’s wrong to joke about mental or physical disability. I felt bad doing it in Baadshah which is the only time I’ve done so. But it was okay because it was a funny sequence.

  • What is that One thing you would advertise for everyone?

    I would advertise focus to a lot of people who don’t know what it means. I’d tell them to concentrate, think hard, think leaner, be clear headed for a moment. Focus on what they are supposed to do- love, life, sleeping, whatever. Focus is the essence of life.

  • What’s the best thing about being a superstar?

    I enjoy seeing the smiles on people’s faces when they see me. I like the fact that when I come on stage, I can feel the smiles on their faces. Maybe I am wrong or presumptuous about it, but I can feel it. I like it when people in passing cars get excited when they see me. Or when I get out go my house and go for a walk and the people waiting outside are thrilled to see me. It’s nice when I get treated really well because I’m a superstar. Though there are places where I’m not. Like the immigration counter as the Mumbai airport. They always stop me and make me stand in the queue. They’ve done this only recently and very pointedly to me. I don’t try to question their authority not have I got the person concerned in trouble by making a few calls to his superiors, because then I would feel bad. In my own country I may be treated but at Heathrow Airport the story is different. The moment I get down from the plane a lady will whisk me away from the VIP lounge and my bags will be brought to me within seconds. An American once told me, “We wouldn’t do this for John Travolta.

  • Have you ever been prepositioned?

    I've never had a girl make a pass at me. I don’t even know what a pass it. I wouldn’t even realise it if a girl made a pass at me. Because I’ve never made passes at girls. I’ve had women walk up to me at parties and say nice things like, “You’re sweet” to “You’re cool”. I take it at that level. No girl has asked me, “Will you marry me?” Or “Will you sleep with me?” If a girl claims she has prepositioned me then I’d like to say I’ve never realised it.

  • What do you regret most in life?

    Sometimes, controlling my temper. I wish I would give vent to it. Sometimes I regret having so much patience.

  • What’s the last compliment you’ve received?

    What Deepa and Ketan Mehta told me after watching Devdas. “So many years and you’re still able to emote with your eyes… have you got yourself a new set? We’ve been seeing you for so many years and yet your eyes make us feel say. How is that you go on emoting so wonderfully?” It was quite sweet.

  • If you were allowed just one letter, to whom and about what would it be?

    It would be like the one Abraham Lincoln wrote to his son’s teacher. In case I’m not going to be around, I’d leave a letter behind to all the people who look after my children, but mostly their teachers. I’d say, be kind to them… don’t be rude to them. Be harsh if you have to but don’t beat them up. They may take some time to understand to learn certain things but it’s not because they don’t want to learn, it’s because they have other things on their mind besides studies.

  • Do angels exist?

    They do. There are more of them than us, so each one of us has our own angel. I’m sure I’m someone’s angel or they think of me like that. I know I think of some people as my angels. But I won’t tell them because then they’ll go away.

  • What’s your state of mind today?

    As always, I find myself floating and doing things that I have to do. After a long holiday, I'm working again, so my days are too planned-get up, go to work, do a show, go for an opening. But mentally, I'm a little more at ease. In the last few months, I've become more private. I'm happier being with myself. I don't want to be too much i n touch with the world. I don't know why... maybe it's because of my kids, maybe it's because I'm a little older.

  • What was your nickname in school?

    Mail gadda, because I used to run very fast, like an ex­press train. Also because my hair used to stand out in front.

  • What’s your naughtiest memory?

    There're many of them; I've troubled many of my teach­ers. I once convinced my chemistry teacher to give me good marks by telling her I was like her son. I also used to feign an attack of epilepsy very often. I'd 'faint' in the classroom and the teachers had to take off their shoes for me to smell. Once, when we had a new teacher, I 'fainted' and the other kids convinced him that if he didn't give me the suede shoes he was wearing, I'd die. He had to roam barefoot the rest of the day.

  • Can you tell us three well known facts about yourself?

    1. I've lots of moles but only on the right side of my bod y. 2. I don’t rink water, only Pepsi. 3. I hate wearing slippers, never do.

  • If you had to make an apology, to whom would it be?

    To all the people I love-for not being able to be with them more often. I hope I don't have to apologise to my kids for not having spent enough time with them.

  • What are the four essential gradients of love?

    Togetherness, by which I mean every moment spent together. Lots of pas­ sion and laughter. I have faith and trust in the people I love, but I still f eel jealous and possessive about them. So I guess I'd have to add jeal­ousy and possessiveness too.

  • Which is your favourite part of the human body?

    The collar-bone area.

  • What has been your greatest extravagance?

    My bungalow, I’m still paying for it.

  • Will you tell us three little-known facts about your wife Gauri?

    She used to paint very well but doesn't paint any more. She can dance very well. She's a typical middle-class Punjabi girl.

  • What's the weirdest thing you've ever put in your mouth?

    Shaving foam, for a scene in Kabhi Haan Kabhi Na. I was to have an Ice cream, but it wouldn't stay on the cone, so I used shaving cream instead. While fooling around with Aryan and Suhana, I’ve even put in­sects in my mouth to make them think I’m eating the bugs. Though, of course, I spit them out immediately.

  • Which is the one thing you want the most?

    There's nothing I really want any more. Enough has been given to me and I'm happy. Now I want to give, but don’t know how, so I keep trying in my own way. I try to keep everyone happy. I feel distressed if I've hurt someone.

  • Which has been the most memorable telephone call of your life?

    The call I remember sadly is the one we got from the hospital, ask­ ing us to come and get my dad’s body. It was 2.30 in the night and we reached the hospital by 4 a.m. I also remember my mom didn’t tell me he had passed away. She just said, "Come, Dad wants to meet you.”

  • When was the last time you lost your temper?

    I really, really lost my temper about six months ago, Actually I have a very bad temper but I’ve learnt to control it because I’m scared of what I might do. When I get very mad, there’s no stopping me. I can even kill someone. So when the situation gets volatile, is especially volatile, I really try to be quiet.

  • Which book do you read most often?

    Many of them. Books by Adrian Mole and Woody Allen (I have the entire Woody Allen collection). Bill Cosby's Fatherhood and Parenthood. Douglas Adam's The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy.

  • Which lyrics truly mean something to you?

    Abhi na jao chhod kar, ke dil abhi bhara nahi. Abhi abhi toh aayi ho, bahar banke chaiye ho, hawa zara mehak toh le, nazar zara behak toh le, ye h shyam dhal toh le zara, ye h dil sambhal toh le zara. Mein thodi der j ee toh loon, nashe ke ghoont p eeh toh loon. Abhi toh kuch kaha nahin, abhi toh kuch suna nahin... from Hum Dono. It's amazingly ro­ mantic. I'd like to sing i t in a film some day.

  • What would you most like to inherit?

    After I've become a star, people say I'm nice look­ing but I wish I'd inherited my father's looks; then I'd be handsome too. He was six feet tall and very good looking. I don't look anything like him. My mom was also very beautiful.

  • Which item of clothing has shaped your personality?

    My shirt, half out and half tucked in. I’ve always worn my shirt like that off screen. I wore it on screen in DDLJ and it sort of became my trade

  • What’s the sexiest word in the English language?

    Sweetheart, I find it very sexy, though it’s misused a lot. And I don’t mean sensually sexy. Shashi Kapoor used to say it well…I think I say it sweetly too. I saw ‘sweetheart’ to lots of people.

  • What’s the worst thing anyone has said about you?

    Ashok Banker once wrote that I should be removed from Mumbai because we actors are a threat and danger to all the people living here. That because of our doings and alleged underworld dealings, people try to kill us and innocent bystanders get shot on the streets instead. It’s no exactly the worst thing anyone has sad to me but I found the whole thing in very bad taste. And very stupid. Nobody can tell anyone where to live. Nobody can tell me to leave Mumbai, especially after I’ve paid so much for my bungalow.

  • If you could change one thing about your body, what would it be?

    For adornment and beautification, nothing. Just for repair, it would be the disc in my neck, my knee and my ankle. They pain a lot, so it’s all for health reasons.

  • Where and when were you most embarrassed?

    I haven’t been in many embarrassing situations. Except they tell me that, after doing a drunk scene in Devdas, I changed in front of the unit with our realising it. I don’t find that embarrassing in the real sense; it’s okay. Oh yeah, Farida Jalal embarrasses me when she says I have cute dimples. I go red in the face when she says this to me.

  • What are you most terrified to be remembered as?

    A mediocre actor. I'm scared that after 30 years people might say, "Shah Rukh was ok ay. H e was sweet; not too bad nor too good." Or, "He was a pi n - u p boy"- which I'm not. And that they will talk about my dimples. I’d be quite disappointed if people remembered me only for my dimples.

  • What’s the cutest thing about you?

    Some people say I have a puppy dog expression in my eyes sometimes. Or maybe its my dimples…I really don’t know.

  • What do you never tire of shopping for?

    Toys. I have an excuse now, with the kids, but I’ve always loved shopping for toys; more than I even do for electronic items. I buy a lot of computer stuff and books too. These are the only things I shop for, actually.

  • Are you a better actor off screen or on it?

    Off screen, obviously. Because the camera makes you do things and there’s a lot of style when you’re in front of the camera. The naturalism comes when you’re not in front of the camera.

  • When did you last feel utterly insignificant?

    In the larger scheme of things, every day. In terms of the success I’ve had, I’ve never really been made to feel insignificant. I’ve always been treated well. Except once in Mauritius, after a show, I was escorting Madhuri Dixit through a crowd and the security guards let her go but stopped me. Honestly, I have so many people in my life who love me so much that I can never be completely insignificant. In the last five years especially, I’ve never been made to feel insignificant.

  • What keeps you going in a crisis?

    The belief and hope that one more try and the problem can be rectified. That if you keep hitting you head against a door, eventually the door will fall down. I have the energy to get up and try again. So I keep trying. I always give it one more shot, one more attempt.

  • What’s the best way to say goodbye?

    Say Abhi na jao chod ke…I just hug the persona with a lot of love.

  • Do you believe in God?

    I completely an and absolutely believe in God. Very few people have the kind of faith I have in Allah. I’ve taught my children about the existence of Allah too. I thank Him for everything I have. I’m religious my own way- I only pray to Him to make others happy. I would pray to him for myself only as a last resort. The last time I did that was to save my mom.

  • What’s your idea of a perfect day?

    It should begin at two in the afternoon and end at five in the morning. Earlier, I used to think just lazing around would make a perfect day but not any more. If it’s raining, I’d like to be in a room with good company, watch a film, eat nachos with salsa sauce and drink Pepsi.

  • Does the body rule the mind or does the mind rule the body?

    In my case, no two ways about t that the mind rules the body. There is no physical pleasure, except perhaps smoking, which I’ve given in to, when my mind and sanity have told me to. I’ve done the most difficult of things only because I put my mind to it. Whether it’s setting fire to myself or jumping into flowing water with our a wire attached to me in Koyla. Or even the hours I keep, for that matter.

  • What’s the worst apart of being an actor?

    Nothing, really. But sometimes, while giving a shot, the reel in the camera runs out… and I know I’ll never get that moment back because it can never be repeated. I’m not talking about loud crying scenes or fight sequences but a simple scene with a beautiful moment.

  • What won’t you joke about?

    Disability. It’s wrong to joke about mental or physical disability. I felt bad doing it in Baadshah which is the only time I’ve done so. But it was okay because it was a funny sequence.

  • You have 20 seconds to advertise anything you want. Go.

    I would advertise focus to a lot of people who don’t know what it means. I’d tell them to concentrate, think hard, think leaner, be clear headed for a moment. Focus on what they are supposed to do- love, life, sleeping, whatever. Focus is the essence of life.

  • What’s the best thing about being a superstar?

    I enjoy seeing the smiles on people’s faces when they see me. I like the fact that when I come on stage, I can feel the smiles on their faces. Maybe I am wrong or presumptuous about it, but I can feel it. I like it when people in passing cars get excited when they see me. Or when I get out go my house and go for a walk and the people waiting outside are thrilled to see me. It’s nice when I get treated really well because I’m a superstar. Though there are places where I’m not. Like the immigration counter as the Mumbai airport. They always stop me and make me stand in the queue. They’ve done this only recently and very pointedly to me. I don’t try to question their authority not have I got the person concerned in trouble by making a few calls to his superiors, because then I would feel bad. In my own country I may be treated but at Heathrow Airport the story is different. The moment I get down from the plane a lady will whisk me away from the VIP lounge and my bags will be brought to me within seconds. An American once told me, “We wouldn’t do this for John Travolta.”

  • Have you ever been prepositioned?

    I’ve never had a girl make a pass at me. I don’t even know what a pass it. I wouldn’t even realise it if a girl made a pass at me. Because I’ve never made passes at girls. I’ve had women walk up to me at parties and say nice things like, “You’re sweet” to “You’re cool”. I take it at that level. No girl has asked me, “Will you marry me?” Or “Will you sleep with me?” If a girl claims she has prepositioned me then I’d like to say I’ve never realised it.

  • What do you regret most in life?

    Sometimes, controlling my temper. I wish I would give vent to it. Sometimes I regret having so much patience.

  • What’s the last compliment you’ve received?

    What Deepa and Ketan Mehta told me after watching Devdas. “So many years and you’re still able to emote with your eyes… have you got yourself a new set? We’ve been seeing you for so many years and yet your eyes make us feel say. How is that you go on emoting so wonderfully?” It was quite sweet.

  • If you were allowed just one letter, to whom and about what would it be?

    It would be like the one Abraham Lincoln wrote to his son’s teacher. In case I’m not going to be around, I’d leave a letter behind to all the people who look after my children, but mostly their teachers. I’d say, be kind to them… don’t be rude to them. Be harsh if you have to but don’t beat them up. They may take some time to understand to learn certain things but it’s not because they don’t want to learn, it’s because they have other things on their mind besides studies.

  • Do angels exist?

    They do. There are more of them than us, so each one of us has our own angel. I’m sure I’m someone’s angel or they think of me like that. I know I think of some people as my angels. But I won’t tell them because then they’ll go away.