THE WEEK speaks to his family and villagers
You know there are shock absorbers in a car that save you on bumpy roads. A sense of humour is also a kind of shock absorber. It is meant for bad times and comes in handy for making horrid moments tolerable.
I have a tattoo dedicated to my wife, which is close to my heart. I have a portrait of my mom and dad on my shoulder. It is four or five years old. It is my favourite. It is a calm lion. I am also a calm lion.
Loneliness comes into your life unexpectedly. It happens when you least want it. It is different from solitude, which is something one looks for sometimes to get away from the hurly-burly of life. Living alone can make you lonely. I was lonely as a shy young boy in London. Big cities make you lonely.
I knew she was special. Also, I see her as a mom. What an incredible mother she is. It is such a sad thing that people don’t see beyond her face and body. Look into her eyes. There is so much more you will see in her.
I seek love for every film of mine. I want them to be memorable, want my character to live longer than I do. That will be my greatest achievement. Films are made to be celebrated and loved. And I want to be able to contribute to that cinema.