Lunch, for me, usually consists of lots of salad and sometimes smoked or grilled salmon, tofu, or feta cheese. I make sure to add a lot of greens to my salad. I accompany this with some dal.
Acknowledgement and recognition from authoritative quarters are important to every artiste.
If I sit quietly in a corner waiting for the camera to roll, it doesn't mean that I am aloof and cut off from people. It could be that I am thinking about the shot or going over my lines.
Include ample fruits and vegetables in your diet and no fried or oily food.
It is very important for an artiste to be excited about her work in every phase of her career. If a tiredness seeps into one's attitude, it will show in the quality of one's work.
I fall to pieces when I am hurt, but when it comes to my children, I am a pillar of strength, applying balm and bandages and dressing up their wounds.
'English Vinglish' has given me so much respect. I am really thankful to director Gauri Shinde and her husband R. Balki. They blindly believed in me.
My mom and I never thought that I would make my way into Bollywood. I was happy doing films down south.
When the audience expects you to do a good job, you become more choosy. It becomes a responsibility.
Oil your hair and take a head massage as often as possible for better blood circulation.
Media wants to know everything. We are in this industry: we have to get used to it; we are still getting used to it. So I have no complaints. They are doing their job.
'English Vinglish' is simple; that's why people like it. The film has simplicity and sensitivity. There is no melodrama. Some things have been conveyed just through expressions and no lines.
I snack on sauteed peanuts, a whole fruit, lots of cheese - especially goat cheese - with multi-grain crackers and dark chocolate. These are my weaknesses. I make it a point to eat every two hours.
I eat, sleep, and breathe movies. Though I didn't understand the seriousness of films when I made my debut, I felt on top of the world.
I don't want to be a glamour doll. I want roles which provide me the scope to perform.
Competition can never be eliminated from this industry. There is nothing wrong with it. It keeps you on your toes, making you work harder.
Though I was the last child in the family, I was the first to enter the film industry.
I was a good student. For a while, my parents did make me cope with school and films simultaneously. But after a point, this wasn't practical. I had to choose between studies and films. I chose films.
I had great memories as a child artist.
'Mr. India' was a turning point. Before that, Hindi moviegoers saw me just as a glamour girl. After 'Mr. India,' they felt I could act.