The thing I crave for the most is appreciation for my acting.
For me, the most difficult move was when I chose to quit modelling and applied for a position of an assistant director.
Sometimes, I remember, for action continuity or to get all warmed up for an action scene before giving a close-up or saying a dialogue, I would do push-ups. I didn't know any other way to get my body mechanism going.
Yes, there is an image people have of me, that I did only sweet boy roles. With 'Ek Villain,' I got the opportunity to break out from this image. It is a way of answering my critics, to tell them I am here to perform and not just for glamour.
When I look back at my journey, it gives me a sense of confidence. I have been through an odd journey from Delhi to Mumbai, struggling, not having a job, shifting houses... Today, I am giving interviews. So it does give me gratitude and confidence. The fear is gone.
I used to play rugby, which requires a lot of physical strength. The game requires you to get aggressive.
As a kid, I remember my mother always experimenting with bizarre combinations of food such as gulab jamun and pickle! Surprisingly, many years down the line, I have adapted the same.
I enjoy eating Italian and Japanese cuisine, and abroad, I love Zuma, Nobu, and Cipriani.