I was born in our Chembur house in Mumbai, where we lived for five years after which we shifted to our Lokhandwala house.

When you come from within the industry, you are better prepared for the industry. For example, you see your family deal with the nonsense that is written in the papers, or the highs and lows of a hit and a flop.

People have even said my father paid Aditya Chopra to make a film for me. It's illogical. People say what they have to say.

People are always ready to pull you down.

My personal style statement is very casual. And for me, comfort tops the chart over anything else.

My father is a genuinely nice guy and very generous to anybody and everybody. He likes to live life kingsize, and he doesn't know any other way, and I love that about him.

Your success can't be determined by your surname but only by your work.

I didn't have any relationships in my teenage years, as I felt I was not attractive enough.

As a host, I did 'Khatron Ke Khiladi,' and it was a learning experience.

I am intrigued by women I have conversations with.

Even actors are human beings, so we have issues to deal with - physical, emotional, and mental.

I am resilient like my mother and have the ability to face any kind of storm.

I won't think about what people will say, even when I am actually seeing someone. Somebody will say something, then someone else will contradict it. I can't keep chasing all of them and try and correct everyone.

I didn't even know I would be an actor; I always wanted to be a cameraman.

I aspire to play interesting characters.

The flop that hit me was 'Tevar.' It felt like someone knocked the wind out of me. When you do a home production, it always hurts more. I wasn't ready to accept that 'Tevar' didn't do well.

Who would say no to a film like 'Gunday?'

Success demands sacrifices. I believe it's a small price to pay for the adulation and love one receives.

My ambition is very cinema-driven.

Movies are my bread and butter and my inherent passion.

'Gunday' might not be the best film of my life, but it's been a life-altering film for me.

Sometimes, it is important for actors to take risky decisions.

I love leather jackets, and I am obsessed with it. I carry leather jackets fairly well.

As a host on TV, one has to engage the audience and contestants on the show. One has to bring a new element to their personality while hosting so that it doesn't look monotonous to the audience.

From the age of 14, I wanted to be a director.

'Ki And Ka' in a very sweet way says that if you have talent, then gender doesn't matter.

You got to have an emotional connect with the audience who watch you.

The choice of films I make is directly proportional to the kind of cinema I have grew up watching.

If I dabble in too many things and don't focus on channelizing my energy into one thing, I might mess it up.

I want all my films to do well.

I'm happiest when in front of the camera, and I didn't know it until I got up there.

In a population of over one billion, there are 12-15 names that have the potential to be main leads in Hindi films. I am within the minority of the minority.

If a man is secure enough to allow his partner to go out and express herself, and if he does not feel as ambitious as her, he can be a homemaker also. There is nothing wrong with it.

A relationship will be futile if it's based just on physicality. Intellectual stimulation is a must for me.

I don't know how I got such an image, but I am not a Casanova. It's an image that I wouldn't have liked for myself.

I wanted to tell my story because I believe that if I can inspire or motivate even 10 or 15 people to start losing weight, it's a very big achievement. If I've managed to do it, anybody can.

Filmmaking as a process, it's bittersweet.

I am very filmi by nature.

When I get married, I think what matters is you should be happy with the person you are living with.

I considered obesity a disease. It can destroy you from within. It almost destroyed me, and I do not want that to happen to anybody.

In the beginning, I got different kind of roles, and then I realised it's great to be that way. And that thought is always there before signing a film.

If I feel insecure, then I am in the wrong profession. I have to trust my director and the material he has given me.

I internalise things. My sorrows and joys are private.

A film is not something that can be made over the phone or Skype. Creative people meet, spend time together, and then come up with something.

An actor is defined by the choices he or she makes.

I've never been in a fight, not even while in college.

I am too ambitious to become a house husband.

I have never restricted myself to my strengths and abilities, as they are unlimited, and I am still discovering them.

It has been an amazing experience working on 'Half Girlfriend.'