What kind of characters interest you?
Characters like that of Tabu in Chandni Bar or Alia Bhatt in Highway interest me. I can’t play the girl-next-door kind of character because of the strong personality that I have and I understand it well.
Are you a director’s actor or do you enjoy adding your touch to a character to make it unique?
Primarily, I’m a director’s actor because I feel a director has got the right vision to see what the script demands. However, at the same time I make sure to discuss with the director about what I would like to bring to the table.
In this industry people often give you suggestions. What all have been your learning from such experiences?
Suno sabki, karo mann ki, that’s my motto. Take everyone’s advice, analyse and then do what your heart says. Simple!
How conscious are you while putting content on social media?
As a public figure, I feel it’s my responsibility to carry and relay positive notes as I can be the reason for someone’s life-changing decision. As a public figure people look up to us and our culture too, so it’s important to be sensible and mature enough to relay positivity.
People get exploited in the industry. Did you or any of your friends face it?
By the grace of God, I haven’t faced any exploitation. I never had to deal with it because I have always been very clear with what I want. My suggestion to all the newcomers is to be clear about what you want and keep working towards your goal and never choose a short cut.
What changes would you like to see in the industry?
It’s very early for me to comment on that. But as per my personal experience I would say that the stereotype mentality should change. The mindset that a particular actor can only play a certain role needs to change. People should be open to experimenting with actors and not typecast them.