On Dussehra, we ask celebrities to share the moments that brought out their devilish side.
As a boy, I wrapped a doll roughly the size of my elder sister's four-month-old son in a cloth. My sister presumed I was playing with her son, while I'd actually hidden him under the bed. I took the doll to the roof and, pretending to be playing, I threw the doll down. My sister fainted. I was so scared; I thought she had died of a heart attack. I panicked and told my parents. I got the scolding of a lifetime. It's something I regret even today!
I used to bunk college in Delhi. I used to bribe people in the administration with alcohol to get my attendance marked. My father was in the army, so the alcohol was cheap. I got caught by my sister and she threatened to tell my parents.
In school, I decided to teach a lesson to the over-smart class monitor. While he was engrossed in reading, I tied his shoelaces together. When he tried to get up, he fell down and fractured his left leg. He couldn't attend classes for a month. I felt sad that my prank caused him so much trouble.
My devilish moment was when I fought with my father and left the house. I hated him for not understanding me and didn't speak to him for two years. I used to be quite temperamental. It was later on that I realised that I shouldn't have overreacted. I love my father, and he stands by me when the situation demands. That moment taught me a lesson.
In life, we all do things we regret later. The only thing I shouldn't have done is known to everyone (she refers to her marriage to Raja Choudhary). But had I not made that mistake, there's so much in life I wouldn't have learnt. On every Dussehra we burn Ravan. Likewise, we finish the old mistakes and move on and make new ones. That's how we learn.