Like every actress, I, too, had movies that got stuck, but I have learnt to always look at the best in every situation and to give my best to every situation.
I had some great experiences, but there were times when films didn’t do well right, especially after ‘Vicky Donor.’
I have to live up to the love I am receiving.
The challenge starts when you first come to Mumbai. But it’s momentary if you win an award.
I’d love to be able to dance like Madhuri Dixit.
I do hot yoga and TRX, a kind of suspension training.
I am happy with the response I am receiving for ‘Kaabil.’ Audiences’ love is what we work for, after all.
Delhi is full of energy. It is special to me because I have shot my first film here, and it is closer to my home town Chandigarh. I love the food, the vibe, and the people here.
Understanding the importance of evolving is very important. Reinventing is very important. To break what you have already done is very important. That growth should never stop.
It’s a pure dream team to work with Hrithik, Sanjay sir and Rakesh sir.
Junooniyat for love but not necessarily from the romantic perspective. For me, that is for family, that is for my work. For me, both these things are very important, so there is junoon for people I love, which is my family, and my work, which I worship.
If a film is a huge hit, you do think properly before choosing your next projects.
When I came to know that I have to do a dance sequence with him, I was nervous. After all, he is Hrithik Roshan.
You will always see big, chunky bags around me. I have always been fond of bags. Bags are extremely essential because I keep my books in them.
I think Kareena Kapoor is gorgeous. She is effortless. I have never seen her go overboard with her make-up or the way she dresses. Even off-screen or when travelling, she looks gorgeous.
I think a good rapport is required between actors for any film.
Shoes are important to me because I don’t do much with my clothes.
We all love to be admired and given compliments, but I don’t really keep track.
I feel, even if someone is blessed with good hair, one needs to follow the basic hair care regime, and that means investing in the correct shampoo, conditioner, and mask.
As a child, I always wanted to be an actor. But as I grew older, the acting dream kind of faded away, and I took to studying a lot. A few years later, a relative of mine who really wanted me to try my hand at acting sent my photographs to a few production houses, and like they say, the rest is history.
Whatever I have done so far has led me to ‘Kaabil.’ It is a big opportunity for me to establish myself more commercially. It is a huge platform.
I did a whole lot of work before taking up my first movie. From TV commercials to Telugu films, I learnt a lot from them all.
No matter how long my day has been, I never forget to remove my make-up and slap on some intensive moisturiser before I go to bed.
Most of the time, we keep looking outside and feeling sad about what others have. Those are mere excuses.
My grandfather started a school for the underprivileged in Chandigarh, and that is why we moved from Himachal to Chandigarh. It was a small school, where even I would teach while in school.
I was very quiet at college and had a certain group of friends.
It’s a coincidence that most of the films I have done are to do with social causes.
I don’t look forward to anything. I take things as they come.
You need a director, a script, and a role to justify a risk.
There may be 10 odd things which I want to do as an actor, and we get an opportunity also, but I need to be sure whether the person I am trusting or the role that I am relying on – is it the correct one?
South India has beautiful villages.
I feel nothing can push you till the time you want to get pushed.
We all should face some failures in life and learn from them. We should accept it and move on.
Every actor wants to do a love story, and courtesy T-Series, I got to do two back-to-back.
I have done work that has appealed my heart, and ‘Total Siyappa’ is something I really liked.
I generally like to wear my hair down, preferably with soft curls. But when I’m having a bad hair day, I like to wear my hair in French braids or fishtail braids.
I do not want to do a role which is similar to the previous one or the concept and the genre.
I’m a believer in home-made recipes and concoctions, so I stick to natural or herbal products as much as I can. I also meditate regularly to de-stress.
You can’t tag me as a regional actress.
My hair is naturally straight, and I maintain its texture. My weekly indulgence is an egg-white and olive oil hair mask that deep-conditions and adds incredible shine.
Learning is always great!
It’s not just about achieving success; the journey is equally important for me.
I have never anticipated success. I choose work, give it my best shot, and leave it.
It is very difficult to work in another language, and it is also very challenging.
I have always been a fan of Kajol Ma’am. The way she portrayed Zooni’s character in ‘Fanaa’ is etched in my memory. I have watched the film several times, and each time I have learnt something new from her performance.
Fashion is anything which is you and reflects your personality, and if you are comfortable with what you wearing, you’ll look trendy and fashionable for sure.
India-Pakistan war and romance have always been sensitive issues for film-makers in both the countries.
I’m the only one responsible for the choices I make and the opportunities I get. When you read the script, you don’t know how it’s going to shape up. You just know what you’ve been narrated.
For fitness, I’ve just bought a watch which keeps a track of how many calories I burn, what’s my heart rate, which is very fascinating.
When I look back at my past mistakes, I realise that there were times when I wasn’t myself, and that’s why certain styles did not work well for me.
My mantra is simple: work gets you work, and good work gets you good work.
Hindi films are so deceptive. I thought Mumbai was this big, grand, beautiful city with sea-facing flats.
I’m not a gadget freak.
There were a lot of offers before ‘Vicky Donor,’ but I wanted to wait for the right opportunity.
Even though ‘Vicky Donor’ was a huge success, I have had one or two films which have not done well, but that’s all right.
It’s an amazing experience to work with Hrithik. He is one of the finest actors, and there is a reason for it. He is extremely hardworking and fully dedicated.
You have to be very strong and headstrong to make your place. You have to know how to say no. Patience is very important.
I am following a particular diet, and it requires me to not just eat right but also at the right time. So, I carry food from home.
I would rather wait and keep working on myself harder and wait for the right opportunity. It is not quantity but quality I should be remembered for.
I try and groom myself, be it through fitness or dance.
I can’t run my career based on someone else’s ideology.
‘Vicky Donor’ proved that the audience was waiting for well-scripted funny films.
‘Sanam Re’ is an amalgamation of an emotional love story and a visual treat.
When I get to work with someone like Prabhu Dheva at the beginning on my career, why would I say no?
We travel a lot and don’t get enough time to spend with our family, and so we have to take our pictures, videos, also bother about things like which are the HD quality phones. So I’m very much a part of these typical things.
Consciously picking the right script after a long period of wait helped me grab a perfect film in the rom-com genre.
As an actor, I don’t want to do something which I have already done before.
When I go out and I see the genuine appreciation from the people, that’s a big thing for me.