The price for freedom of expression is freedom of self-protection
I debuted before [Australian cricketer] David Warner, but he has played double the amount of Test matches that I have. Bloody selectors keep dropping me.
If I am paid to direct [a film], then I am supposed to make a film. If I choose to enter the ring, I need to fight. You cannot be a gladiator with problems, can you?
Our collegium reiterates a name; it is the end of chapter. Government is crossing the Rubicon by keeping names pending like this. BJP is governed by homophobia, bigotry and revenge even in vital judicial appointments.
A king once ordered all the camels to be rounded up. All the camels started running helter-skelter. A fox also started running away. Someone asked her, “The camels are being rounded up. Why are you running?” The fox said, “First save your life. It will be determined only later who is a camel and who is a fox.” Likewise, Muslims [in India] are just saving their lives.
Women always need reassurance. I don’t know why… but it is constantly there. Maybe it is the conditioning or maybe we are vocal about it. Maybe men also have self-doubt but are not vocal because there is a false macho idea that they cannot cry and tell.