We can take a leaf out of the their [RSS and BJP] book.... The Congress has failed in marketing itself at the national level. We believed that the people of the country would assess us by seeing what we did.
As an actor, I feel like a child left in a playground to play and explore. A good director and team won’t let you fall off that swing. There’s a sense of both freedom and challenge. It’s like working in wonderland.
People might think that I am arrogant because sometimes it’s not their way of life. I am too straight. A lot of people, in the last 10-11 years, have given me the feedback saying that you should try and be a little diplomatic because straight trees are cut first.
Under the shadow of the glitzy malls, the upward mobility of middle-class Indians, and stories of India’s emergence as a global economic power, there is the harsh truth of millions of the poor hovering precariously just above levels of absolute poverty, living in unliveable slums, part of an unmapped unorganised sector, bereft of a social safety security net, and eking out a living from one meal to another.
The first figure that comes to mind while describing the achievements of the first year of the second Narendra Modi government is zero. The people of this country will remember the functioning of the first year of the second Modi government as zero.