Zeenat Aman Quotes

I think arts should be liberal, people should be allowed to express themselves. It happens in most democratic countries in the world, and I don’t see why it should be different in India.

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I think it’s very wrong to be an unwed mother. You give your child the stigma of illegitimacy.

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I came from a matriarchal family, and was always treated as an individual.

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I always wanted to work with Ashutosh Gowariker because of the interesting ways in which he depicts stories in his films.

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I may have had the body and emotions of a woman, but I’ve always had the head of a man. I’ve lived my life like a man.

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You tend to take your journey for granted after a while, but when I pause and look back, I feel blessed that I had so many opportunities.

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Qurbani’ happened at a time when all kinds of special films were happening to my career – ‘Satyam Shivam Sundaram,’ ‘Shalimar,’ ‘Abdullah.’

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It is a feel-good factor when you get an instant reaction from the audience.

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I am a great student and fan of history.

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I have two grown up sons who, as I’ve repeatedly said are my first and only priority in life.

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In film you have the opportunity of retakes or of giving your best profile. In theatre, it’s right here, right now.

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I want Priyanka Chopra to do my biopic. I think she is very good and lovely. Priyanka would be the ideal actress to play my part.

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There’s no fixed pattern or formula to life.

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You know why stardom screws up people ? Because it gives you too many choices. As a 20-year-old I was making as much money as, well, as much money as it was possible for a 20-year-old to make in India. That sort of thing could drive people nuts. But I put my in money in the bank.

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As an actor, I have had an iconic journey and was fortunate enough to have worked with some really wonderful directors.

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Ever since my husband expired, I’ve been even more careful in bringing up my kids, and stayed away from work.

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If you are uncomfortable you are always adjusting.

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You know I was always looking out for age appropriate roles.

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I have always let my heart rule my head, but if I could rewind and start afresh I would listen to my mother. I would agree and follow whatever she told me.

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I did try judging a talent hunt series, but honestly, TV is not my cup of tea. The time required, I don’t think I will be able to dedicate that kind of slot or even the energy to TV.

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Life is just a journey and how you traverse it is what matters.

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My personal style statement is to be comfortable because if you are comfortable you are confident.

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Feroz Khan and ‘Qurbani’ are part of my life forever.

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It is because of Navketan that I became a movie star.

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If people want to improve the way they look, the way they present themselves, more power to them.

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I have two sons and I have taught them to respect women. They have also seen how I, a single mother, have raised them.

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Prime minister Manmohan Singh has put the country on global platform by adopting the right economic measures.

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I had worked with many actors who were angry at times and often found them to be tense.

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I listen to jazz, Western classical, contemporary, Bollywood and heavy metal.

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I have a great affiliation with the Catholic community having studied at convent schools.

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I don’t speak but understand Gujarati.

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Item numbers have existed from time immemorial.

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Dev sahab was indefatigable. Till the end, he believed in what he did.

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I think a person’s true worth is measured during times of failure.

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I get weak-kneed when I see chocolates and dessert.

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I am not a feminist, I am a humanist.

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I must have something sweet to round off every meal. Else, I can turn grumpy. It can be a small bite, but I must have it.

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I’m a vegetarian, but now, on my doctor’s orders, I have begun eating egg white.

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I learnt to be courageous in my career decision through my association with Dev sahab.

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I’m an eternal optimist. I’ve no regrets. I’ve people who love me. I’ve a wonderful life. I’m grateful for what I have.

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We actors have lives beyond the film industry too!

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I would like to say to as many people as possible that please go and see the film ‘Jaana,’ because we all have worked hard to make it a good film.

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Nariman Irani was such a wonderful man.

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I just think that I was very fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with some very fine filmmakers in the industry. I worked with some wonderful people on some really interesting projects. So I consider myself very fortunate.

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Age should not come in the way of love.

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Mazhar never wanted me to grow as an individual or as an artist. He always wanted me to be with the kids and be at home. During the very first year of marriage I realised I had made a huge mistake, but I decided to live by it and make it work. I tried to make it work for another 12 years.

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It was an impulsive at her zenith Zeenat decision to act in ‘Boom,’ I signed the film after 70 per cent of the movie was done.

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Many from Peshawar starred in our film industry and Lahore too was the hub of films before the Partition.

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It’s a personal thing whether one wants to be on social media or not.

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I think the parts that I played sort of broke the mould in terms of – you know, I played grey characters, the bad girl with a good heart, there was a good reason for her to be bad.

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I am very different in real life as compared to whatever people have seen of me on the big screen.

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My sons, Azaan and Zahaan, make for scintillating company; they are both foodies. The three of us love spending time trying out new joints and cuisines.

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While shooting for ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna,’ I just had to watch Dev sahab and I would give my best.

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It’s up to the individual to make the best of what life has dealt.

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I came into films with ‘Hare Rama Hare Krishna.’ My first film was actually ‘Hulchul,’ but it was released after ‘HRHK.’

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A lot of intelligent women make foolish choices.

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When you worked with Vinod Khanna, you knew that you would never be double-crossed.

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We shot the song ‘Hum Tumhein Chahte Hain Aise’ by a lakeside. Though the song was a duet, it was filmed as a solo number on Vinod Khanna. I had to react to his singing and it worked.

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To perform on stage, you have to run through your paces till you are perfect. Despite the script and director, the actor makes or breaks the play.

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In terms of experience, I am a much more evolved person than I was at my peak as a star.

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When you do a film, you always hope that the film will do well but you don’t think beyond that.

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In cinema, I would not really rate my costar and I would not pick a project because of the costar. I would pick a project because of the director. And the script.

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I gave my all to my career and later to my marriage and motherhood.

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Like every other girl or woman I had imagined and visualized a totally different picture of a married life in my head. But in reality it was nothing like it. Mazhar was never there whenever I needed him. Even when I was pregnant, he was not there to support me or be happy with me.

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In a vast and diverse country like India, a political party with secular ideology can ensure stable and progressive government.

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I am comfortable with technology. I am a private person and would rather not be on Twitter or Facebook.

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Life’s so unpredictable. You never know when the next high or low will strike you. The trick is just to flow with the tide.

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I was delighted when Ashutosh Gowariker offered me the role of ‘Sakina Begum.’

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