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" Acceptance is the only thing you should teach. Be it Christian, Muslim, Hindu, Dalit, you must inculcate acceptance, not tolerance. "
" I am very angry, and you don't need angry politicians. You need politicians with great balance. "
" Once you attain stardom, you lose that finer touch with society. When you are a man on the street, you get to know every vibration. But once you attain this status, more than you, people become self-conscious by your presence. "
" I love reading all the mythological stories. I was brought up on them. "
" I've always believed in speaking my mind, and I think the technology has made it more prominent. Even a common man's voice is heard prominently now, much to the chagrin and surprise of politicians. They aren't used to that. "
" The most feared thing should be death, but after a lot of rumination, I have settled to fear incessant pain. It is not a 'screaming hysterically' kind of fear but a silently lurking one. "
" If reality TV is bad, so is Colosseum, so are the gladiators, so are sports. I think cricket is bad. But that's a point of view. "
" I am not the opposite of theism. I am right in the middle of those non-believers and believers. It's not even about being agnostic or nastik. Why would I take a name given to me by my opposition? I am just a rationalist. "
" Entering politics would be like donning a crown of thorns. "
" There is a lot to be learnt, and I am always dissatisfied. I am happy but not content. "
" I don't remember myself to be a forefront fighter, but when pushed to a point with a wall behind me, there is only one way forward. Later you can call it a Rambo syndrome, but I never regret it, as it comes naturally to me, and in my mind, that is the only way. "
" There is a buffet of ideologies for me to choose from. I've been a fan of certain communist and socialist ideals. Some have failed, some have succeeded. I've lived long enough to understand where all they failed. "
" Even if the country is run by a Mussolini, free speech will find its way. "
" I've entered politics the moment I marked my finger with the electoral voting mark. So I've entered politics, but I am not a politician. I am doing my duty as a citizen of India. "
" I don't have tiffs with people. I only mind my business, but whatever interferes my freedom of expression, I have always voiced. "
" If I were to believe in the stories of the of the gods, then the gods do not need mortals to defend them, do they? "
" When you don't take a stand against corruption you tacitly support it. "
" The disgraces I suffer should be attributed to me, but the praises that I get go to my family and teachers. It is they who decided what I would become. "
" Happiness is perhaps painlessness, a state one rarely appreciates. Happiness, then, is very much like a great talent. It rarely gets appreciated and is taken for granted. "
" If you ask my opinion, I don't look at a film according to its box office collection. "
" I'd like to keep updating myself. That's the only way to make life interesting. And because I am a performer, I like to do it deliberately and with purpose. "
" When I was 16, I felt I might be left with some effeminacy because of all the dancing. I was so full of classical dance that I wanted to get away and do something else. "
" I cannot live on myths; somehow, science convinces me more easily. I am prone to lean towards science, ethics, and philosophy rather than myth, religion, and rituals. "
" I am opposed to autobiographies, mainly because most autobiographies lie. "
" Sometimes we equate anger to destructive physical violence, but anger need not be martial. "
" The creation of God itself, I deduced, came from our primal fear. "
" When classical singers or dancers look at cinema with derision, I have half a heart to tell them that they're wrong. They're losing a platform. "
" Today, we should look for people with great organizational skills to run a government - not just leaders, who are good with people. "
" I used to be a wannabe Genghis Khan and will always be that. He never lost any battles. Then I swung to the other side of the spectrum and settled on Mr. Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Now I realise I should identify myself with those who strengthen my argument. "
" A political party is about an ideology. And I don't think my goals in politics can match the ideology of any political party. "
" As a principle, I will never react to film criticisms. As long as they are part of film fraternity, whatever they say will be beneficial to cinema. "