On Her Terms

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from all my films. Not that I’ve done 50 films, but I re­lated to it the most. That was be­cause the sit­u­a­tions were so re­lat­able. There were a few traits that I couldn’t re­late to. She was way too im­pul­sive, but I am some­one who won’t say much, or rather, think and then say any­thing.

How do you keep your­self pos­i­tive? It’s very dif­fi­cult to stay pos­i­tive al­ways. What I try to do is not be neg­a­tive. Maybe, you can­not be to­tally pos­i­tive, but you shouldn’t be neg­a­tive ei­ther. You can stay in-be­tween. Be­ing neg­a­tive is a waste of emo­tion and time.

What is your big­gest take­away from Shah Rukh Khan? Af­ter be­ing in this in­dus­try for 25 years, till today, he doesn’t have that load of ‘The’ Shah Rukh Khan on his shoul­ders. When he comes on set, he doesn’t come like he’s a su­per­star. Ob­vi­ously peo­ple see him like that, but he doesn’t come in that way. He goes out of his way to make you feel com­fort­able. That is a very rare qual­ity, es­pe­cially in a su­per­star like him.

In real life, have you taken help from a life-coach? Not re­ally. I am not against it, but I am a very se­cre­tive per­son, so I don’t want to share much with any­body. I have just a cou­ple of friends with who I share things.

While work­ing to­gether, did Shah Rukh share his views on the changes in the process of film­mak­ing be­tween then and now? Did he treat you like a young­ster around? I don’t re­mem­ber a par­tic­u­lar con­ver­sa­tion on

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