As a musician, to be part of anything that promotes peace is very rewarding.
I had my own ups and downs in getting Indian citizenship. But, ultimately I got it and I am happy about it. I like India. My love is here. I am a proud Indian.
Pakistan doesn't value its artistes. I will get trolled for what I have said, but that is the reality. It is unfortunate.
Every person goes through a bad phase. Amitabh Bachchan and Salman Khan, too, had a rough phase in their careers. In my case, it was unfortunate that my personal problems came up at a time when I took a break to rejuvenate myself.
I can understand when people say that they're not a big fan of my music. That's an individual opinion, and I respect that. But you don't have the right to comment on my choice of citizenship, my skin colour, or my religion. It's not open to discussion.
I was born in England, but India is the only place I feel at home.
While artistes do want peace, it is not their preserve alone. Everyone wants peace just as much.
Music does not have colour or religion. If I listen to a song, I don't care about the colour, religion, or country of the singer. It doesn't matter, even if it is in another language, because I love the music.
My love for my wife Roya is so intense that I gave up alcohol. My love for my father was so great that when he made me promise him that I'd lose weight, I did and lost 167 kg.!
I have always believed that there is no such thing as coincidence, and I have always believed in destiny.
My weight is this permanent topic that just doesn't fade away. Most days, I am fine with people talking about it. That doesn't bother me as much as how people use the fact to promote their own ventures.
Terrorism doesn't have a border. Terrorists attack Mumbai, Peshawar, and also Paris.
When people love you for your cultural contributions, geographical boundaries become nonexistent.
I feel that one should be health conscious, and that feeling can only come from within, so I suggest people to challenge yourself.
I know we live in a materialistic world. I am not living on Cloud Nine; I am not living in Disneyland. I understand all that.
I am like a child when it comes to gizmos and gadgets.
I have had an extraordinary life, but it's been one incredible roller coaster ride.
I love the classic marble inlay work of Arga.
I am an incurable romantic. I am even in love with the idea of being in love, and hence, I write a lot of love songs.
I do not think classical music faces any threat because new music is being made through computer, as the real charm of classical is its purity, and one who is seeking purity will surely find classical music in spite of so many alternatives.
I believe every artiste, at some point, needs to take a step back.