"I want to be a simple bride when I get married. I want a beach wedding where I am running around on the sand in a white dress. "
"There's really not much that people can pick on me for my work, so obviously they find other reasons to write something bad about me. I mean, people enjoy reading bad stuff about people."
"My mother gave up her career bringing us up, and she has played a very important role in keeping us grounded. Even now I don't take my work home, my stardom home. It ends where it is supposed to end. There is a life beyond stardom, and it's a very normal life which I cherish. I anyway don't handle attention very well."
"You feel stressed when you think that you are working. When I am doing movies, I don't feel that way at all. When I wake up in the morning and then get dressed up for the job, I feel good because this is what I want. I am the happiest that way and honestly, if at all I get a day or two off, I get restless."
"If you enjoy working with someone, you must work with them. Again and again and again. If you enjoy the atmosphere and your work, why should you stop yourself?"
"The audience for 'Lootera' is far less than for my other kind of films. Just because I pulled it off doesn't mean I will change my tastes. I love to watch masala films, and I love to sing, dance and say those larger-than-life dialogues. But whenever I get a chance, and I really feel the connect, I will do a performance-oriented film."
"Few people know that I am also an artist; I truly enjoy sketching and drawing."
I didn't intend to even become an actor. I was studying fashion, and I think acting just happened by chance. It really felt more like
"I was watching a movie from outside, like it was happening to someone else. It's been a great journey so far."
"I am the kind of person who hates the gym. I am allergic to the gym. I want to run away from it."
"I don't know what I am doing tomorrow. But I know one thing for sure: the day I stop enjoying my work, I will pack up and leave."
"There are actually no political aspirations. I think you need to have the right attitude and aptitude for it. I don't think I have the right aptitude for it. I think it is unfair to push somebody in that direction just because my father happens to be a politician."
"When I watch a film, I watch it as an audience instead of thinking as an actor or an intellectual. I see whether it made me laugh, get involved or shocked me at certain points. Something has to stir inside me."
"I believe in doing my work quietly and not make a big hullabaloo about it. That is how I operate. I don't see any other reason to be visible for; I like it when people talk about my work - that is what I am here for."
"I am aloof by nature. I mind my own business. I'm good with everyone, and I get along fine with people. But work is work, and friendship is friendship. I never mix the two."
"My brothers always like to believe that my father pampered me and I am spoilt. While it is not true, they felt that way. As for my dad, I could not do anything wrong. So, if I did something wrong, I would put the blame on them, and he would shout at them."
"In this perfect world, there are certain imperfections that catch your eye. That's what works for me. I don't concentrate on being perfect, but instead put that effort behind my craft and being true to myself. I don't conform to pressures outside of me. I am confident about myself."
"I will take a back seat when I know my fame is dipping. I'm not delusional."
"To be very honest, I cannot drape a saree myself. I have never draped one on my own, ever. But it has been done on me so many times, that now I have memorised all the steps, and if someone challenges me, I will surely be able to do it."
"I enjoy my work, no matter who I am working with. Even if you give me a solo silent film, I will enjoy it."
"I never did films for the money or because I needed to buy a house or car. I do it because I love my job."
"I'm eternally grateful for the fact that I'm doing what I like best. I thank my stars for it. I wonder why I wasted all that time being fat. I should have lost weight and started acting earlier. But as they say, things happen when they are meant to."
"If a girl is not covered from head to toe, it does not mean she is inviting you to ogle at her. If we are interpreting it that way, it is not the girl, but our upbringing that is to be blamed. It is the thought process that needs to be changed."
|2013||Lootera||Pakhi Roy Chaudhary|
|2013||Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara||Jasmine Sheikh|
|2012||OMG – Oh My God||Herself|
|2012||Son of Sardar||Sukhmeet Kaur Sandhu|
|2012||Dabangg 2||Rajjo Pandey|
|2011||Annual Central European Bollywood Awards||Best Newcomer - Female||Dabangg|
|Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards||Best Female Debut|
|Filmfare Awards||Best Female Debut|
|The Global Indian Film and TV Honours||Most Promising Fresh New Face- Female|
|International Indian Film Academy Awards||Star Debut of the Year – Female|
|Lions Gold Awards||Favourite Debutant Actress|
|Star Screen Awards||Most Promising Newcomer – Female|
|Stardust Awards||Superstar of Tomorrow – Female|
|Best Thriller/Action Actress|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Female Debut|
|Best International Female Icon|
|FICCI Frames Excellence Awards||Best Debut Actress|
|Aaj Tak Awards||Best Debutante Actress|
|Dadasaheb Phalke Awards||Best Debutant Actor – Female|
|Bollywood Hungama Surfers Choice Movie Awards||Best Debut Actress|
|2012||ETC Business Awards||Highest Grossing Actress|
|People's Choice Awards India||Favorite Movie Actress||Rowdy Rathore|
|Favorite Youth Movie Icon|
|2013||Stardust Awards||Best Thriller/Action Actress||Rowdy Rathore,
|Best Comedy/Romance Actress||Son of Sardar|
|Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards India||Best Movie Actress|
|BIG Star Entertainment Awards||Most Entertaining Actor in a Romantic Role - Female||Lootera|
|Most Entertaining Film Actor – Female|
|2014||Filmfare Awards||Best Actress|
|Apsara Film & Television Producers Guild Awards||Best Actress in a Leading Role|
|Screen Awards||Best Actress|
|Popular Choice -Female|
|Zee Cine Awards||Best Actress -Critics|
|IBNLive Movie Awards||Best Actress|
|International Indian Film Academy Awards||Best Actress|