People of same age group bond easily at various levels, as they have same concerns.
I remember in a film of mine, though both my co-star and I were newcomers, he got far better paid than me. I was shocked and appalled. I actually asked him what different are you doing that you are getting better paid!
It's archaic to think about films as a solo lead or multi-starrer.
No artiste wants to be boxed. We thrive on challenging roles, and they can come from anywhere. I consider myself blessed to be recognised as a pan-Indian actor. Yes, it means more hard work, prepping more for the roles, but I'm all for it.
When you step inside a set and transform into a character, it's your first brush with that role. It doesn't matter who you have worked with. Every character will be a first in your life as an artiste.
Everyone associates Hyderabad with biryani, so when I say I was born here, the first thing people ask is - 'When will you make Hyderabadi khana for us?' Whenever I make biryani, my friends come over.
I think boldness is not the only thing in my personality, but there is lot more.
I saw Mani sir's 'Bombay,' and I wanted to be a Mani sir heroine.
While shooting for 'Kaatru Veliyidai,' I was living my childhood dream of working with my favourite director. It was surreal and thrilling at the same time.
Even the duster in my house has to be beautiful; no old piece of cloth will ever be used in its place.
My family was extremely progressive. My parents had a love marriage, but they separated when I was two years old. I moved to Delhi with my mom, who got involved with the family business.
Delhi is fabulous - the roads, greenery, the monuments!
Delhi, for me, means my mother and lots of love!
In general, a film's delay is disheartening for actors, but it's harder on the director and the producer who have been on the project for longer than anyone else. While actors move on to other projects, the film's makers don't.
I like to look effortlessly beautiful.
For me, love is magic; it's about trust and understanding. It's putting the other person before you effortlessly.
Though all actors do not make good directors, Dhanush is really one of the finest. He knows exactly how to direct an actor to extract the performance the way he wants it. Perhaps that is happening because he is a performer himself.
People who can actually challenge me and push me and almost push me to breaking point and extract a performance out of me, I really enjoy that.
I want somebody to push me and grill me and extract a performance out of me which nobody expects.
I am very petite and feel that structured clothes look very flattering on me. That's why I always pick up clothes which are neat, pretty, have lace or made of soft fabrics.