How do you rate your body on a scale of one to ten?
It depends — as a woman or on an athletic level. As a woman, I would rate myself 8/10 while on an athletic scale I would rate myself 7/10.
Which is your favourite body part?
My legs. I need to work out the least on my legs. I genetically have long legs and they're always pretty toned.
Name one B-Town actress who has a better body than you.
I don't look at other girls' bodies (laughs). But I think all actresses here have good bodies. In today's times nobody is out of shape.
One Hollywood actress whose frame you admire?
Halle Berry. She has a great body. I feel as a woman you have to have curves and a toned body. You can't be very thin or you look under- nourished. A woman, who is tall, well-built, and curvaceous yet toned with a good body is my idea of a perfect frame. Indian women are blessed with great curves but we just need to tone our bodies.
What's the best compliment you have received?
I have received many but right now after a decade in the business I find it a huge compliment to be in the No 1 position in Maxim's Hot 100 especially as it has a worldwide circulation. I also got many compliments for the sports shoe campaign I shot with Mahendra Singh Dhoni. I also got many compliments for the bikini in Dhoom 2.
After 10 years have you become blase about your body?
Not at all. That's why I still work out for a hour and a half every day. It's not just about looking good but also being healthy and fit.
Would you rather be called sexy or smart?
I think sexiness is a personality trait while smartness is an adjective which is include in one's personality. I am both sexy and smart.
What's the worst thing about being a sex symbol?
It's the assumptions that people have — that sexy women can't be intelligent or that they are easily available. It's about who is what individually. One cannot generalize. Fortunately neither of these assumptions has never bothered me.