Just because I dont show six-pack abs doesnt mean that I dont have them.

Movie-making is serious business. The director and the crew are already under a lot of pressure to give their best to the audience. Therefore the best part for me as an actor is to act well in the movies and make a jolly atmosphere with the co-stars on the sets.

The best gift for an actor is the love of the fans. Many make sweet cards write letters and even come and meet me wherever I am in India. The love and blessings of your elders is also always cherished but the extra mile that the fans go to is memorable.

Basketball is my favorite sport and Im also a very passionate football fan.

There is one common thing in superstars – enthusiasm and humility towards their work. Off sets they are big stars for others and they carry themselves the way they want to. When they are working they are not stars.

You can work really hard on your physicality on your craft on the films you do. You can choose the best of directors the best of productions get the best technicians you can put your entire body and soul into the making of a film it all depends on the mood of that one audience member that goes into that …

In the Indian film industry especially those of us who are in mainstream cinema we invariably play a typical heros role. More often than not we cater to the public perception. However there is a latent desire in most actors to do a role where you can go all out and experiment.

Indian weddings are elaborate. As a culture we like to celebrate everything… Our weddings go on for sometimes a week 10 days.

A birthday is just another day where you go to work and people give you love. Age is just a state of mind and you are as old as you think you are. You have to count your blessings and be happy.

The main objective of our cinema is to entertain. If you can pass on a message at the same time that is fantastic but if the audience does not feel they are going to be entertained by the film they are not going to watch it. There are many examples of very responsible and great films that are being made …

If I give five flops I wont get a job. You have to perform at the box office when you are at the top. No one is running a charity here. People are putting huge amounts of money to make movies and they want the films to be successful. They have invested money in you so it is your duty …

In England or America actors do not have to cater to an image. In India it is almost demanded of us. Very seldom do you get a film where you can walk away from your image.

Ive always basically done everything thats been offered to me. Im one of the few actors who enjoy working a lot.

The only fear I have is that I will wake up one day and nobody will allow me to do films. This is a fear every actor has.

I have no hang-ups in life. I dont care about groups and camps. I have been brought up with certain values and ethics. I have never been egoistic about my stardom and lineage. I dont have any qualms about breaking the ice with my colleagues. I can walk up to any actor and greet him irrespective of what kind of …

I really believe at the end of the day regardless of how noble you are or how patriotic the film might be it has to serve as entertainment in order for your audiences to come into the theatre and watch it. Otherwise audiences will wait and see it a few months later when it is premiered on television.

If people are looking forward to my films then I am happy and I must be doing something right.

I still feel that in India we look upon sports as a recreational activity – which it is – but people have to understand that there is a career in sports. Its not just necessary to be a doctor or a lawyer or an engineer as most of us Indians appear to think that our children should grow up to …

I dont think your personal life has anything to do with your professional life. They are separate things. Whatever is happening at home shouldnt be carried to work. Everyone has his/her own journey. Some revel in the fact that they derive that from personal contentment and others draw it from extreme sorrow.

When I was in school sport was given utmost importance. I think its fantastic for character building for team playing and I think its a great profile for a nation. One in every six people on Earth is an Indian and I look forward to the day when we can compete with the heavyweights of the sporting world and do …

The joy and happiness it gives you or the emotions you go through when you hold your child in your arms for the first time are indescribable! I really thought that there was going be this moment when a ray of light from heaven would come pouring in background music would start playing with angels singing but none of that …

I am not one of those people who will ever be comfortable mocking or making caricatures of the stereotypes attached to any community.

I think its important for an actor to see the work theyve done because every time you revisit a work you come up with a new way of improving it. Its a good way to brush up your craft and your skills so I think its a good thing to do keep seeing your films.

Honestly speaking I dont like my films. When I watch them I see a lot of scope for improvement so if I were to see any of my films like Dhoom I might say… It would have been better if… or had it been… and this is all about evolving.

I am a sports enthusiast and if given an opportunity I want to be a sportsman even today. I want to promote the sport that is indigenous to India. Kabaddi is a matter of national pride. Why cant cricket hockey football and kabaddi be given equal platforms and co-exist? I believe that can happen.

The trade magazine and all was banned in my house. The first time I read a film magazine was when I was 18.