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Some Been

I was born in Mumbai, but I grew up in England, and then my adulthood has been in the States. I'm an American stuffed with an English person with an Indian person inside. I feel like those things kind of inform me in some way, which I think helps me as an actor.

- Aasif Mandvi

Lives Travelling

Mumbai is home to us. Medina was born in Munich because Roya's family lives in Germany and she had five sisters to help her while I was travelling for work.

- Adnan Sami

Paris Border

Terrorism doesn't have a border. Terrorists attack Mumbai, Peshawar, and also Paris.

- Adnan Sami

Proud New

If there is a new airport in Mumbai, I would feel proud about it, and I equally feel angry when I see potholes.

- Adnan Sami

College Bad

In the early '90s, I was disillusioned after the blasts and riots in Mumbai. I was in college and started thinking that religion was the root cause of all these evils. While my father told me not to blame religion because of a few bad people, I wasn't convinced. The faith was restored after I started writing my first book.

- Amish Tripathi

Through Badly

I turned atheist in the '90s when India went through troubled times - communal riots, bomb blasts... Mumbai, where I live, was badly affected. I blamed religion; also, extremists on both sides - right and left.

- Amish Tripathi

Very Joint

I was born in Mumbai. We stayed in a joint family. But in 1994, my father had to shift to Pune for business. I started working at a very early stage. Immediately after my SSC board examination, I took up odd jobs in shops, as I wanted to contribute to my family.

- Amruta Khanvilkar

Very Major

Moving to Mumbai was difficult, as survival was a major concern. I was not from a very well-to-do family.

- Amruta Khanvilkar

Differences South

I actually didn't find too many differences between B-town and the south. The difference lies in the temperature. I was shooting when it was 45 degrees Celsius in Chennai; Mumbai is cooler.

- Amy Jackson

New Over

For my first Bollywood movie, 'Ekk Deewana Tha,' my mum also came over because Mumbai was completely new to me, and I'd heard it's a huge city.

- Amy Jackson

Love Here

I love being in Mumbai and want to continue being here.

- Amy Jackson

Love Doing

It's not easy, but I'm really enjoying what I am doing. One day I am in Chennai, the other in Mumbai, then in Coimbatore. But I love my job, and I am really passionate about my work.

- Amy Jackson

Made About

I was 19 when I made my Bollywood debut with 'Ekk Deewana Tha,' and all alone in Mumbai. I would be easily affected by all that was said or written about me.

- Amy Jackson

Nice Moved

Now that I've moved to Mumbai, I should perhaps get a horse. It'll be a nice escape from my everyday life.

- Amy Jackson

Nature Atmosphere

India. From Goa to Kerala and Mumbai, it gets me every time. It's the food, the people, and the colours. The magical atmosphere and the accepting nature of the locals.

- Anouska Hempel

Love Thrill

I love to get on the road, but I also think arriving is such a thrill. Turning up at the train station in Mumbai, for example, to see people hanging off all the wonderful old carriages. It's extraordinary - everyone sitting with their chickens on their laps, moving forward but not going anywhere fast.

- Anouska Hempel

Through Some

When I used to teach yoga in Bangalore and Mumbai, I noticed many clients struggling to cope with their weight. During some days, they would come in with plans to work out harder than usual because of events they'd have to attend later that week. The insecurity of appearance is something everyone goes through... even I.

- Anushka Shetty

New Will

I left my cushy job as an engineer in New Delhi in 2008 to pursue acting in Mumbai. I figured roles will start pouring in as soon as I landed in the city, but my bubble burst quickly.

- Arfi Lamba

Asking Been

More people are asking me to come and sing for them, so obviously I am getting more work. But apart from singing, I have been parallely programming and producing music tracks and assisting music directors. That is my bread and butter, which is how I survived in Mumbai. Now I can't leave it.

- Arijit Singh

I Was Born Which

I was born in our Chembur house in Mumbai, where we lived for five years after which we shifted to our Lokhandwala house.

- Arjun Kapoor

Almost Everything

In Jaipur, I did almost everything from regional theatre to Shakespeare's plays. But when I shifted to Mumbai, I joined Anupam Kher's academy, Actor Prepares,to hone my acting skills.

- Ashish Sharma

Over Star

When I came to Mumbai, I only wanted to be an actor, and my approach hasn't digressed over the years. I never really hoped to be in the limelight or wanted to be a star.

- Ashish Sharma

Slow Move

I can't stand the slow pace of Jaipur anymore. I like staying in Mumbai, as everyone is on the move.

- Ashish Sharma

Love City

If there is one city apart from Mumbai where I would love to settle down, it has to be Chennai.

- Ashwin Sanghi

Realised Grew

I grew up in Delhi, where there are no Parsis. But once I came to Mumbai, I realised how quirky Parsis are.

- Cyrus Broacha

Learn Old

It's not so much what you learn about Mumbai, it's what you learn about yourself, really. It's a funny old hippie thing, but it's true as well. You find out a lot about yourself and your tolerance, and about your inclusiveness.

- Danny Boyle

London United

In the United States in 2009, more than 10.2 billion trips were taken on transit trains and buses. So far, the nation has not experienced a major transit attack since Sept. 11, but the March 2010 Moscow subway bombings and earlier train attacks in London and Mumbai show that we must be prepared.

- John Mica

Love About

The thing about Mumbai is you go five yards and all of human existence is revealed. It's an incredible cavalcade of life, and I love that.

- Julian Sands

Air Ostentation

In Mumbai, the air is saltier. The sea is roilier. The traffic is snarlier. The pinks are pinker. The ostentation is crazier.

- Hanya Yanagihara

Career TV

At the age of 16, I ran from my house, did odd jobs till l landed work on television and then in film industry. My first job was at an STD booth in Delhi. Then I came to Mumbai, where I distributed DVDs, and that is when I got my first TV show offer, 'Left Right Left.' I have never planned things in my career.

- Harshvardhan Rane

Career Offers

When I came to Mumbai in 2005 for a holiday, I received work offers. So I decided to stay back and pursue a modelling and acting career.

- Hazel Keech

Used Proper

It used to bug me that I couldn't even afford to take my family for a proper holiday. I didn't have any professional knowledge, and getting a photographer's job in a magazine was out of the question. So, armed with a Pentax K1000, I started going to various maidans of Mumbai, looking for subjects.

- Boman Irani

Rooms Select

I was interested in theatre and media and came to Mumbai to get a job. I imagined that the film industry would be a white building with producers sitting in different rooms, and you could walk in and meet them, and they would interview you and select you.

- Imtiaz Ali

Bring Here

I have a restaurant in Sri Lanka, and I feel keen to open up something here in Mumbai and bring Sri Lankan food here in India. I feel we have so much in common, but we have a different cuisine, and I am sure people will enjoy here.

- Jacqueline Fernandez

Every Day Go

I have a lot of friends, but my biggest fear is loneliness. I miss my family in Mumbai, and my biggest nightmare every day is to go back home alone.

- Deepika Padukone

Love Always

I love India. I love the people, food and the environment. Yes, I am from London, but right from when I was a toddler, I've always lived between Mumbai and London.

- Jiah Khan

Country Through

I said the export benefit should go to all the farmers in the country through the mills spread across the country, in states like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal. Now what happens? This benefit goes to those mills or export houses in Mumbai. Or in Chennai or in Bangalore.

- K. V. Thomas

Brought Bachelors

We are Punjabis from Amritsar, though I was born and brought up in Mumbai and did my Bachelors in Mass Media, specializing in advertising and marketing.

- Kajal Aggarwal

My Life City

I would never be able to spend all my life in a busy city like Mumbai.

- Kangana Ranaut

India Year

I came to Mumbai in 2000 to do a hotel management course. Following this, I worked as a marketing executive with Hotel Sheraton in Muscat for a year. It was in 2004 that I participated in the Gladrags Mr. India contest and bagged the most popular model award. After that, I did few ramp shows and ads.

- Karan Singh Grover

City Prospering

I was spending a lot of time in Mumbai after I met my husband, who is Indian, and while parts of the city were prospering like crazy, I couldn't quite make out how the new wealth had changed the prospects of the majority of city residents who lived in slums. So after a few years I stopped wondering and started reporting.

- Katherine Boo

Other Cities

People talk about places like Mumbai as a tale of two cities, as if the rich and poor don't have anything to do with each other.

- Katherine Boo

I Was Born Brought

I've visited Mangalore as a kid because we had relatives there. But I was born and brought up in Mumbai. So I don't know much about the place or the people.

- Erica Fernandes

Given Lot

I am really thankful to everyone around, as Mumbai has given me a lot.

- Kratika Sengar

College Became

I came to Mumbai for my internship in advertising in an ad agency. Back then, a senior from my college who was working for Balaji asked whether I wanted to act. I agreed, and I didn't even know when it became my passion and my hobby.

- Kratika Sengar

Changes Our

I appreciate the change associated with people's growth, but I don't like the changes in our lives. I came to Mumbai in 1945, so imagine my acceptance of the massive changes around. I have witnessed every kind of revolution.

- Lata Mangeshkar

Color Bad

Mumbai is home, so there's no comparison. But then again, New York's a lot like Mumbai, which is why I choose to live there. It's fast, crowded (in a good way), the people are friendly and it's full of color and race, like Mumbai. Unfortunately, the traffic's also just as bad.

- Lavrenti Lopes

College Very

Mum is from West Waterford, Dungarvan. She's a farmer's daughter. She's a nurse. She left home very young - I think she was 18 - and went off to train as a nurse in England. My dad is from India, just south of Mumbai. He was one of the first in his family to go to college, and he went to England in the '70s; he emigrated there.

- Leo Varadkar

Luck Some

I'm a school dropout. So, at the age of 16, I moved to Mumbai to try my luck on some business.

- Gautam Adani

Door Next

Have you ever stayed at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mumbai? I'd warmly recommend it. It's super luxurious, and right next door, there's a classic slum. So you can do a quick slum tour and get back to your sanctuary without any inconvenience but with some excellent snaps.

- Geoff Dyer

Through Almost

After 'Chandni Bar' there was a shutdown of such bars in Mumbai. After 'Page 3' people started avoiding such events. 'Traffic Signal' exposed the money flow through the mafia. I'm not apologetic about the brutal truth in my films. Almost 70% of my films are based on reality, and 30% I fictionalize or change to suit my film.

- Madhur Bhandarkar

Professional Life

Mumbai is like Manhattan. There's a certain pace, a social life and the thrill of a professional life.

- Madhuri Dixit

Journey Extremists

Rohinton Mistry's celebrated novel 'Such a Long Journey' was pulled off the syllabus of Mumbai University because local extremists objected to its content.

- Salman Rushdie

Here Films

I am born and brought up in Mumbai. I have grown up watching Hindi films. So I belong here, I feel.

- Pooja Hegde

College Here

I have grown up in Delhi in a way, and I keep coming here often. But, and I am sorry to say, I'll always be nervous when in Delhi. In my college days, I have had my bum pinched around so many times. So yes, in Mumbai, I can just walk around and do what I want to do, but in Delhi I'll always be scared.

- Preity Zinta

Kind Like

With 'Mumbai Calling,' I was surprised it was ITV that went for it because it didn't traditionally seem like the kind of programme they would make.

- Sanjeev Bhaskar

Mona Real Name

Actually, my real name is not Mona. It's Jasmeet. I changed it to Mona when I came to Mumbai.

- Mona Singh

Which Means

Since 2005, I have not spent much time with my family. In fact I have spent more time at the Taj Landsend in Mumbai. It was my 100th visit recently, which means I have spent more than 400 days in that hotel, and that is a lot more than I have spent with my family.

- Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Love Never

I love being in Hyderabad, as I never get bored like I do in Mumbai.

- Rakul Preet Singh

Act Too

In Mumbai, you have to act in real life, too.

- Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Access TV

I was 14-15 when I first saw Michael Jackson dance, and I thought, 'How can he move like that?' I started following him. We didn't have TV in those days, and could access videos on VCR. But who in Gujarat would keep a MJ tape? After a year or so, I knew somebody from Mumbai who got that tape for me.

- Remo D'Souza

Affordable Critical

We will primarily focus on affordable housing, water supply and transport infrastructure, as these are critical for Mumbai. Infrastructure deficit is an issue in all urban areas.

- Sharad Pawar

City Artist

Above all, Danny Boyle's 'Slumdog Millionaire' is the work of an artist at the peak of his powers. India is his palette, and Mumbai - that teeming 'maximum city', with 19 million strivers on the make, jostling, scheming, struggling and killing for success - is his brush.

- Shashi Tharoor

Destination Been

The most beautiful destination I've been to was the Seychelles Islands, and the most culturally inspiring place was Mumbai, India.

- Martha Hunt

Growing Suburbs

While growing up, I lived in a traditional joint family in Mumbai's suburbs.

- Nita Ambani

Will Sure

Sachin is the soul of Mumbai Indians, and I am sure he will guide Bhajji as he takes on the responsibility of captaining Mumbai Indians.

- Nita Ambani

Till Became

My dad has a lot of foresight and decided that I would not do any shows in Mumbai till I became a singer and got to sing my own songs. He knew that if I started earning money from shows, I would not have the time and aggression to rough it out to become a singer.

- Sonu Nigam

Love Been

I was born in Faridabad but brought up in Delhi and Mumbai. My father had been living hand-to-mouth and literally slept on railway platforms when he came to Mumbai for the first time to become a film singer. My parents were both singers; they sang together and fell in love due to their singing.

- Sonu Nigam

Still Very

I was born in Faridabad and I spent a major part of my growing up years in Delhi before shifting to Mumbai. Delhi-NCR is still very special to me.

- Sonu Nigam

Some Entertain

When I came to Mumbai from Dubai to become an actor, I used to entertain people at parties by showing some card tricks.

- Rithvik Dhanjani

Fact Caught

The fact is I like Mumbai less and less. My son says, 'Baba, let's go for a drive', and I tell him, 'Where's the fun of a drive in this place?' You get caught in a million traffic jams, and you spend time cooped in your car with all that mad cacophony around you.

- Om Puri

City May

Mumbai may not be my city. But it is my kind of city.

- Vikas Swarup

Moment Stepped

I have known I was destined to live in Goa the moment I first stepped foot on the Panjim docks from the ferry from Mumbai, when I was 18.

- Vikram Patel

Will Melting Pot

While Mumbai is a melting pot of cultures, Delhi is made of community, and we can see these lines quite clearly. An aunty from Punjabi Bagh will be different from a Faridabad aunty or an aunty from Vasant Kunj.

- Vir Das

Attractive Majestic

The centuries-old history and culture of India, majestic architectural monuments and museums of Delhi, Agra and Mumbai have a unique attractive force.

- Vladimir Putin

Music Business

This rise of the new global mega-rich is happening as established institutions are falling. The fall runs the gamut from the music business and traditional media to the Detroit automakers who find themselves obsolete, outmaneuvered, and out-priced by entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, Mumbai, Shanghai, and even Siberia.

- Robert Kiyosaki

Hollywood Everybody

In Mumbai, it's almost like Hollywood. They can appeal to different segments and still be successful. There are multiplex audiences to whom you can showcase any lifestyle. But in Tamil cinema, we need to satisfy everybody, whether urban or rural.

- Suriya

College Hands

I have seen extreme lows because of factors that were not in my hands - be it not having money to buy my first bike, dropping out of a prestigious engineering college without having a single rupee in my bank account, living with seven boys in a single-room kitchen in Mumbai, or eating nothing but khichdi every day. But I cherish all those moments.

- Sushant Singh Rajput

More Like

Mumbai is a spider web. You do a film and make 10 connections and do something else and make 10 more connections. You keep moving like that.

- Swara Bhaskar

Soul Day One

When I came to Mumbai, I didn't know a soul. The only person I knew was an assistant director, which, everyone agrees, is the lowest form of life on the set. So, it was not a great contact to have. So, I knew from day one that I wasn't going to be launched opposite a superstar.

- Swara Bhaskar

Like Franchise

Let me be honest - I might do a franchise film like 'Golmaal' if it comes my way. Eventually, we are all in Mumbai to become bigger stars, not better actors.

- Swara Bhaskar

Love Boxes

I have several Gujarati friends in Mumbai, and I keep eating from their tiffin boxes whenever we meet. I love Gujarati food!

- Roop Durgapal

Big Weeks

Filming in India was one big adventure. For 'The Cheetah Girls', we were in Mumbai for two weeks, then Rajasthan for six weeks. Every day after shooting, I would hop into a rickshaw and start exploring the city. I even learned a bit of Hindi. It's such an amazing place to visit.

- Michael Steger

Big Films

Hindi films are so deceptive. I thought Mumbai was this big, grand, beautiful city with sea-facing flats.

- Yami Gautam

Award Momentary

The challenge starts when you first come to Mumbai. But it's momentary if you win an award.

- Yami Gautam

Think Infectious

Mumbai's infectious. Once you start living in Mumbai, working in Mumbai, I don't think you can live anywhere else.

- Yash Chopra

Music Concerts

Even in music concerts in Mumbai and different parts of the world, seats are reserved for sponsors.

- Zubin Mehta