I think listening to the director is the number one strength an actor should have.

My first proper relationship was at 16 in college.

I am growing with my audience. When I made my debut, I was 24, and they have grown up with me. They are with me with each choice of mine.

Captain America is a matured and a balanced leader. This is something that I am not. So, that made it all the more challenging for me. 'Captain America: Civil War' is bigger, better, and the action is huge. It's a film for kids and adults, and the actual moral of the film is something I loved and believed in. So, I was very happy to voice it.

Nobody is ready to burn money just because you have a filmi lineage.

The word 'star' is misused. A good film will never fail. And if you have become an actor to become a star, then your reason of being in this profession is wrong. It amounts to abusing the art.

I definitely think if you're born into the industry, you get easier access, but that's about it. I have never denied that, but after that, only talent and hard work sustains you.

I feel if an opportunity comes your way, you should not let it go.

I am passionate about cinema in general. Eventually, I am making films for people to watch and enjoy, but somewhere, I have to be satisfied, too. I want to be happy after doing a film.

I've always been a bit of a rebel.

I am not looking or thinking that every move of mine will generate mass hysteria.

One has to always do better work than their previous film. It is essential to do something new every time.

If you are a great guy off screen but you are a bad actor and are dishonest to your work, then I would not spend my money on you.

The translation of social media buzz does not really happen. Films do well through word of mouth.

I am choosing films only to entertain people, but at the same time, if someone is putting their money into my films, I want that person to make money.

I am very happy for anyone who is in love.

Filmmaking is a very serious job, and I want to concentrate on that.

After finishing my business administration course, I had gone to look for a job in a multinational bank, but the interviewee said that I should become an actor.

I am always excited to be an actor. If I wasn't, I would be acting, and the audience wouldn't watch me.

For me, more than general box-office collections, what really matters is that I am doing something that I enjoy and love.

My dream role would be a role that is entertaining and 'massy,' and it should be able to make people laugh and cry and make the audience scared of me and then make them fall in love with me again.

My trainer is very helpful in keeping me fit.

I wanted to be performer; like, I used to dance at weddings. I felt acting was my calling, and that is something I wanted to do.

I don't really care what anyone else is doing. I'm only focussed on my work.

My brother starting earning early in life. I stopped taking money from my parents, and my brother would give me the pocket money.

Shah Rukh Khan is such a gentleman that he doesn't intimidate anyone. He is nothing but sweet to everyone, and he has been absolutely amazing to me.

I am a huge fan of shows like 'Breaking Bad,' 'Dexter,' 'The Mentalist.'

Social media makes you think.

I used to have lot of arguments with my mother due to a lot of bruises on my body for trying my hand at wrestling. I used to say, 'I am Rock,' and I would get slapped.

Compared to other people, I am not that narcissistic. Sometimes, I don't even plan all that I wear.

My take on fashion involves comfort.

Things have to touch me as a human being. I do films that touch my heart.

My parents brought me up to be comfortable in one's own body. And I have always been comfortable in my own skin.

My parents are my world.

I realise that women don't want to get treated differently but just equally. I don't know what feminism is all about, but I understand that women should be treated equally, and I endorse that thought.

If given a chance, I would like to work with Surender Reddy.

I don't think you need a particular day to dedicate to your dad or to make your father or parents feel special. A child should make his or her parents feel special every day and vice versa.

Salman bhai is amazing, and he is one of the greats of our cinema, and I don't think I should be compared to Salman Khan.

If I had to imagine life without my family, it would be very difficult.

When something is not liked by people, you cannot make it run, however big actor or producer you may be. The audience has to make it a hit. The power is in the hands of the public.

A lot of people have agencies to handle their social media, but I handle everything myself. That's why there are a lot of grammatical errors. When I write, it's all me!

When I was in college, I was madly in love with a girl. But unfortunately, her father didn't approve of the match. He didn't like me because I was on the verge of joining the film industry.

Language is no barrier. I watch Telugu movies, and I really enjoy them.

My father never raised his voice or his hand on me when I was a kid.

People think the effort is less in popular commercial cinema, but that's not true.

I'm not invincible. I am not picture-perfect. The reason I am here is not because of the money; if I get to entertain people and put a smile on their face, I feel content.

To do your first film is a dream.

I have trained, but not really that much professionally. But 'ABCD2' has been the biggest training ground. I've been exposed to and learnt so many dance forms through this film.

When you are signing a film, you should not miss the beginning process which involves workshops and discussions; otherwise, it is difficult to understand the character.