In India I’ve been to all the award functions, but that was in Hindi; now it’s in English so it’s a much bigger scale.
Not exactly but I get inspiration from stories which are unconventional.
I have lot of respect of filmmakers who work in Telugu and Tamil.
Everyone starts a film thinking that it would be a big hit. But sometimes it goes haywire.
But it is not conscious strategy to go for unconventional roles.
If you make a feelgood film which is complete candyfloss, where everybody is good and everything is beautiful and hunky dory, it won’t appeal to the audience.
I ran away from my house when I was about 12 years old to audition for a film.
India has the purity, the innocence. India knows what it wants. There is a direction. It has so much to offer.
Instead of focusing on my looks I focus on the character that I am playing.
There are hurdles, there are handicaps, hardships you have to face in life, but you hope for a great future.
An outsider can see some things much better.