I would be surprised though if I don't get unbelievable critical acclaim for 'Dirty Picture' and a national award for my actress, Vidya Balan. The movie has one of the most well-written scripts I have come across, and a lot of youngsters in my office have looked at it with great admiration.
When you talk about a daily soap, it means one would be seen 28 days a month, which requires 30 days of shooting. So an actor being seen on a show airing four days a week and being telecast thrice a day comes along with a baggage of the character.
All my shows airing on different channels have been the top shows.
My work begins at around 3 P.M. I wake up at around 2 P.M., watch my serial cassettes, jog for 30 minutes, get my make-up done, and plunge into meetings lined up with my directors. By evening, I finish all meetings and go to my office, where I handle any problems that may have arisen there.
When I had introduced 'Kandy Floss,' I was a bundle of nerves... I had done a non-fiction programme before - 'Kosmiic Chat' with Sunita Menon. But this one I was really scared of.
My spirituality and my beliefs are way beyond any superstition - I'm not a conformist - and I do have a scientific outlook towards religion. Our body is made up of different elements, and certain stones help align these elements.
I am bad mannered, naughty, and one of those few people who lands up in controversies, but I guess that's expected of me.
I'm told Jodha was someone whose eyes conveyed humility, simplicity, courage, and conviction. Paridhi embodies everything I had in mind for Jodha.
Everyone believes or perceives me to be a ruthless cynic, but far from it.
As a producer, I am dying to explore psychology and urban dilemmas - say, fatigue - in a marriage.
Expect the unexpected from me!
When I made TV shows, people called them regressive. Clearly, everyone wants to generalize everything, but I like to choose a middle path.
I feel whenever my shows are too hyped, they usually don't work.
My holidays are generally impromptu, since a crazy work schedule is bound to eat into a long-planned trip.
I don't think 'Jurassic Park' could have been so much fun had Spielberg not made a 'Schindler's List.'
I am very reactive and malleable. I have to figure out when to be hands on and hands off. If I am hands on all the time, I can't do too much. But my attitude works in a certain way. So the idea is to spread your personality, your attitude.
I am not a person who will mince words.
I think success is what you make of it - of course there is always the factor of luck, but one should always be equipped to seize the moment when opportunity knocks.
I have always wanted to outdo myself, be it films or shows.
Movie promotions - as with all business, it is an important part of any release because of the inherent high financial risk, and sometimes they tend to equal anywhere between half or three times the production budget.