Bollywood actors, directors tell us what they have in mind for their New Year resolutions and what they don't.
"I'm perfectly happy with myself. I do not wish to become a better person at a pace that is faster than what is natural. I plan to enjoy 2013 and make the most of it slowly and steadily."
"In 2013, between two projects, I want to spend some more time with my family. I want to try and get out of the city with them for some time."
"I'm very comfortable with myself and I don't think there's anything about me that I would like to change in the coming year."
"I am too punctual. I always get everywhere earlier than the expected time, and almost every time I end up becoming the person who has to wait for others to arrive. So I would like to change that about me. Instead of arriving before time, I would like to begin arriving on time."
“The one thing I would like to do this year is become a bit tougher and stronger. I want to focus on what’s important in my life — family, work and friends — and clear all the clutter.”
“Like the past 20 years, this year too, I would like to lose weight and metamorphose into a thin girl. I know the rest of the industry will give you politically correct answers to this question, but losing weight has been on my mind for many years now and it will continue to be so this year too. Another thing that I will do is teach my son, Czar, how to respect women and stand up for them. So, if anyone tries to act smart with his sisters or any other girls in his presence, he knows what to do.”
Time for change
“The one thing I want to change about myself is being more punctual. Thanks to my husband, my schedule is very erratic. I need to improve on that.”
Madhuri Dixit Nene
“I have been passionate about dancing from the age of three and practice Kathak every day, but I've also always wanted to learn other dance forms. So in 2013, I’m going to try and learn to tap dance and waltz. That will be a change for me. For me, 2013 will be a year dedicated to my fans as I’m working on creating multiple platforms to connect and engage with them. I want to reciprocate the love and support that was showered on me all these years. God has been very kind and has blessed me with a wonderful family, great friends and colleagues and loving fans.”
“In 2013, I want to start reading in a big way. Due to so many commitments and work, I haven’t been able to read for some time now. My concentration levels have dipped. There are so many things to read — books and scripts (a lot of them are lying in my office), but there’s hardly any time. Plus, technology — that is, the iPad and the mobile phone — has left no room for private, quiet moments. So this year, I would love to put my phone on voice mail, check it only once a day, and return only the most important calls.”
“Personally, I don’t want to change anything about myself. Professionally, my focus will be on expansion with the right content. The collaborations of creative minds will be of paramount importance. I have been trying to do that for some time now, but co-productions and partnerships are the best way for the entire industry to go forward. That’s how I plan to move ahead. I want the industry to go back to the working style and fraternityhood (sic) they shared in the ’40s and ’50s.”
“In 2013, I want to be more organised and focused.”
Neil Nitin Mukesh
“In the next year, I want to stand up for what I believe in more actively, and help provide a voice to those who can't voice their thoughts loud enough to be heard.”
“In 2013, I want to eat healthy and talk less. “
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