Nana Patekar Quotes.
As an actor, I think it is my responsibility to hold a mirror to the society.
I don’t like talking about bygones.
As an actor, I am always in one character or the other and get very little time to be Nana Patekar. So whenever I can, I love to be alone and by myself. That way, I get time to think and introspect.
I run a printing press from where I get my bread. If at all I get any butter, it comes from acting.
When I was just 13 years old, I even painted cinema posters.
The Naxals are also human beings.
I wouldn’t say I have a bad temper.
My father died when I was 28, and within two-and-a-half years of that, I lost my first son.
Practice helps you reduce your mistakes.
I do just a film a year and so have a lot of time.
I would like to address the issue of farmers through my craft – my films. But, the sad part is that such films win awards but don’t get any rewards at the BO.
I am not a greedy actor.
Earlier in my career, there may have been compulsions for accepting films for money.
Acting is just my hobby. When I don’t want to do it, I won’t do it.
The police and the army do their job honestly and sincerely. They are devoted to the country.
I don’t want to do too many films because I don’t aspire to buy huge cars or build bungalows.
You shouldn’t think about the fate of the films. The film might succeed or fail, but your performance must be good. You should work hard for every film.
When I was just 13, we went from being middle class to lower middle class and finally lower class, as someone close to my father took away everything he had, including his property. All of a sudden, I started working at the age of 13.
Pakistani actors and everything come later, but first comes my country. I don’t know anyone apart from my country, and nor would I like to know anyone.
I used to be the chief guest in all the prize distribution ceremonies of shooting competitions. I tried my hand on a lot of guns, and my aim improved. I started hitting tiny targets, like a mineral bottle cap.
I always do one film at a time.
When you serve the country selflessly, that is your greatest contribution to the country.
I play the piano, paint, and go for trekking.
That is my style. I work when I feel like working.
When my cousin sister got married to a Muslim boy, my family was baffled. All the brothers had abandoned her. But I said there is nothing wrong in it. We have not lost our sister. In fact, we got another family member in the form of that boy.
I believe in God, but I am not religious.
We all are Indians, and that should be our only religion. What is the need to be called a Hindu, Muslim, or Christian? Does anybody have any religion or caste at the time of birth?
I want to tell the children of Kashmir that they should read, write, and learn and come to the mainstream.
We live in a society where you may not like everything that is happening around you. However, just because you don’t like it doesn’t mean it is wrong. Similarly, just because you dislike something, you don’t have to keep talking about it or instigating people against it.
I cook anything, be it vegetarian or non-vegetarian. But mutton dishes are my favourite.
I believe in sharing and contributing to society without being in politics.
I have seen several hardships since I was a child. As a result, I don’t perceive things the way most people do.
Our democracy has survived for so many years in India. We should at least give credit to the Congress for that.
My cooking style is exactly like my mother’s.
I will never join politics under any circumstances.
There is a difference between being straightforward and careless.
I’ve repeatedly tried to curb my temper.
If I would have not been in films, I would have become an anti-social element.
I have always felt that promoting somebody else’s mistake as a superlative product is not my cup of tea.
I feel, at the national level, shooters should get monetary rewards also, along with medals and a handshake.
Dealing with crime using archaic methods has become impossible. So, it’s imperative that we change the ways to counter them.
Farmers will not see good days unless their produce gets a guaranteed price. Even a notebook, a pen, or a soap has a price printed on it, but the milk that farmers sell do not have any price.
My father was into textile painting and ran a small business. He encouraged me a lot and loved seeing my plays.
Always let your work talk for yourself. No matter how much you give interviews or how much you are written about, it is always the performance which counts.
I can’t dance, but I have tried it in ‘Kohram.’
Yes, I remember as a child, I would potter around my mother in the kitchen and want to participate in everything she was doing. I have learnt most of my cooking from her. I also used to irritate her with a lot of questions.
God has given me more than what I wanted.
Cooking is like doing yoga. There is a lot of satisfaction in cooking food for others.
I’m a very simple and calm man, but when the camera is switched on, acting begins.
I don’t understand how people do so many films at the same time. For me, two films a year.
The more layers a story has, the better it is for the audience.
Acting was just a hobby; I never needed butter from it.
That’s me: success and failure don’t affect me.
I know I get abusive, very abusive, when I’m angry.
I come from a small village called Murud Janjira near Alibaug. I started doing theatre right from school days and later joined the Sir J. J. Institute of Applied Art, after which I joined an advertising agency.
I don’t need others to validate my good conduct.
When I don’t feel like working, I don’t.
Once I lose control, there’s no stopping me.
Bipasha is a very sincere and professional actor.
Theatre has taught me a lot, and I am sure there will be a lot to learn.
Though I have maintained proximity with all political parties, politics is not my cup of tea; my mission to speak against all wrongs will continue.
I’m too blunt and straightforward for politics, but I’m friends with all.
The role has to excite me as an actor. It is like a train journey: you know where you have to reach, and all things that happen in between are like stations that come and go. Of course, there are films like ‘Welcome,’ which I did only for money.
I have always wanted to be an actor. I was just five when I started acting.
Soldiers are the biggest heroes. No one can be a bigger hero than them.
I want to do films like ‘As Good as it Gets’ or ‘Analyze This.’
When you refer to terra entities, you ornately say Mother Nature and Mother Earth. How much honour and care do all of us accord to any of the three – including our real life mother?
I would have loved to work with Satyajit Ray.
What is the difference between me and a criminal? My crimes were not caught. Those of us whose crimes were not caught are on this side of the fence while criminals have been condemned on the other side.
Mature roles full of substance the kind played by Robert De Niro and Al Pacino – my favourite actors – is what I want to do.
The soldiers who serve in uniform at the front are our real heroes. They fight a battle every day to protect the integrity of the nation.