If I know the guy is not interested, I don't fall in love. This is my safety.

Once, I was coming back from school, and there was this guy who was eve-teasing me and my friend. I had a Milton water bottle that I flung it at his face. My dad told me if you are in a crowded place and a guy eve-teases, you should make noise. I did exactly that and got people on the road to beat up the guy.

As a viewer, I really want to watch author-backed stories, and there is something amazing about thrillers, the way it captivates your imagination.

I never come to know if somebody is in love with me; they will have to hold placards and say it.

People who speak different languages, they are watching the movie from our language. So, I think all of us should be proud as nation and as cinema lovers.

I feel that's a good thing as an actor that you do not feel satisfied. Whenever I go back and watch myself on screen, I find multiple reasons to redo that scene. That's an occupational hazard that most actors face. You can never come to terms with it.

I think if you want to do something, then you should go all out completely and be fearless.

I find Tom Hardy very hot. About Bollywood actors, I dont think like that, as I know them.

I don't think that a film should be known as 'male-centric' or 'female-centric,' but it should be known for the story. That would be really nice, and viable, too.

Tell me one director who will go on record to say that I don't get along with them? I get along famously with all my directors because I am what I am today because of them.

I didn't like when people said that actresses have shelf life.

Acting has always been my passion and will remain so.

I am not against two-heroine films.

I do not consider myself a feminist. I do not believe that by doing female-oriented films that depict a woman fighting the system, we can change the system.

I can do a film only if it excites me as an actor.

In future also, we would like to back films that can be considered slightly risky since they don't have song and dance.

I don't think I was a good model. I think I was born to emote and act. I would walk down the ramp and smile and they used to say, 'Give us a blank look.' It was really difficult not to smile.

I do have moments when I feel insecure. I do have moments when I feel jealous, and that's normal. It's a very normal emotion. It's your action and your attitude and your reaction to that that is important.

That is the beauty of working with Karan Johar: you are going to look your best.

I don't like to talk about my personal life, so I will not talk about others. I don't give advice. I give advice to only my mother, father, and brother on health.

I wanted fans to know that I'm human and not perfect.

I dont have a crush on anyone easily.

I will share a personal experience: my father was posted in Jammu & Kashmir during the Kargil war. I remember my mom sitting in front of television throughout the day reading tickers which had name of the martyrs.

Just as you can't blindly follow fashion, you can't follow fitness, either.

The stereotypes attached to Bollywood were that it's a big, bad world or that it's a dirty world.

I don't want to go and play a cliched Indian girl.

I always knew I wanted to be in films but didn't want anyone to taunt my parents. So I excelled in studies. I was a topper in school and college, so when I decided to become a model, people said, 'Oh your daughter is modeling,' so at least my parents could say, 'Yeah but she also came first in class.'

I would watch films like 'Frances Ha' and 'The Squid and the Whale,' and wonder why we weren't making these beautiful slice-of-life movies. Then I thought, 'Why am I not doing it?'

While I was shooting for 'NH10,' my hair had to look dirty in the film. To improve the texture... quality of hair, I had to use a lot of conditioner.

I have no illusions of being an icon to young girls or anybody.

Boys used to call me Soda in school days. Soda means 'serving officers daughters association.' I miss those days when I had a very protected life: one could get close and bond with other army people that they gradually would become your extended family.

A female newcomer and a male newcomer will get paid different amounts of money. You're a newcomer, nobody knows who you are, man or woman doesn't matter. But you're going to get paid different money.

I am a very basic person. I still believe marriage happens only once, and you have to sustain it.

I am not as confident as the characters I play. I am a bit aloof. I am uncomfortable in social situations.

I don't want my guy to buy me cars, villas or diamonds. I can do all that. I don't want any PDA, either. But my guy should be very sensitive to my pains and sorrows and should try to make me happy because I'd do all that for him. Sadly, most of the men that I have met in the past couple of years are too self-obsessed.

I share a very good rapport with Shah Rukh, so I was at ease working with him, and Imtiaz is a dream director for any actor.

I think everything has its own pros and cons.

I feel that in spite of having a big launch with 'RNBDJ' and the film doing well for me in terms of getting appreciation, I don't think it made me the next big thing.

I was never treated differently. I never felt like I was lesser or I was discriminated against. I've only experienced that after I became an actor.

I have done everything in my life very normally. And marriage is definitely there on my agendas in life. But I don't know when will it happen.

I find it really cheap when people talk about an issue just for the sake of talking and are not making any difference to the actual situation.

Life was so easy before I became an actor. I could talk to anyone, and no one bothered. I keep thinking to myself, 'Should I not be myself,' but I won't do that.

Wrestling is not an action; it is a sport.

I would love to do a chick flick sometime soon, a film with strong female characters - when I say strong, I don't mean that they are changing the world, but just be real women.

I really wanted 'NH10' to be made, and being associated with it eased the entire process.

I always do stories that I believe in, characters that I find interesting, and directors who I want to work with. All these factors have contributed while making choices and continue to as an actor and as a producer.

I have stayed in south India all my life. English comes more naturally to me than Hindi.

It is so common in middle-class families to consider modelling and acting not serious.

I tell myself that if I start to listen to these people and start to let them decide how I should behave and what I should do, then this is not my life - it's theirs.