His fans may know him as the versatile actor that proved his mettle in films like Vivah, Kaminey, Jab We Met, Haider, Udta Panjab, and Padmavati, but there are two other roles he considers far more rewarding - that of a husband and father.
In the span of his fifteen year career, we have seen him grow from a callow, curious actor to a seasoned, confident one. On being asked the way the film industry has changed him, he says, " Everything has changed. I mean, I’m not that 21-year-old kid anymore. I had no clue how to handle the realities of being an actor back then. I didn’t know the way to talk to the fraternity, the correct way to make decisions on movies. But I understand these things today. I have a family, a child, I have my priorities and what I want to do. I’m surer about my place as an actor. I’m clearer about the movies I want to make. I’m not distracted by the million things that come with being a star.
With this wisdom, here are five of his inspirational quotes from his various interviews: