Top 103 Mumbai Quotes of 2020

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“Terrorism doesn’t have a border. Terrorists attack Mumbai, Peshawar, and also Paris.”

― Adnan Sami

“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

“In the way in which we are living in a much more explosive and more tension-filled society, a society that is driven with more and more contradictions, it is but unavoidable that some of this will also come into cinema. I would, in fact, argue that a part of it is borrowed from Hollywood. It’s as if Quentin Tarantino has come to Mumbai.”

― Amitava Kumar

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

― Amruta Khanvilkar

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

― Amy Jackson

“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

“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

“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

“’Maaligai,’ where I play a dual role of a cop and a princess, initially was to be made as a Kannada movie. My producers from Mumbai and director Dil Sathya felt that it should be made as a bilingual in Tamil also, as I have a good market in K’town.”

― Andrea Jeremiah

“I recently passed through Mumbai airport. I cannot claim it was a pleasant experience. But if I had a choice between Mumbai airport and Euston on a Sunday afternoon, I’d take Mumbai any day.”

― Andrew Neil

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

― Ashish Sharma

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

― Ashwin Sanghi

“I once bought a winter jacket on one of my travels abroad – definitely an extravagant purchase because I hardly have any use for it, since I live in Mumbai!”

― Asin

“I love India and Mumbai and would love to buy a house here.”

― Atif Aslam

“In Mumbai, even Bollywood stars use autos when they are in a hurry.”

― Bhavish Aggarwal

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

― Cyrus Broacha

“Diwali means family, so either I go down to Bangalore, or my family comes to Mumbai. I always ensure I take a few days off.”

― Deepika Padukone

“I think Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Mumbai have very loyal fans. That’s the beauty of franchise cricket.”

― Dinesh Karthik

“It was a very big decision when I decided to leave B. Tech to come to Mumbai. But they were always supportive. At one point, I felt I shouldn’t do it. My mother encouraged me then.”

― Disha Patani

“In Mumbai, I found, people practiced a showy, demonstrative kind of love, one unafraid of affection or emotion.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“I am not Indian, but I have lived and worked in Mumbai, visited on multiple reporting trips, and celebrated more than one Holi there.”

― Elizabeth Flock

“Yes, the United States is still the great meritocracy it’s always been; but now, if you aren’t brilliant or beautiful or both, there isn’t much to do, because they can do it cheaper in Shanghai or Mumbai.”

― Elizabeth Wurtzel

“I grew up in Mumbai.”

― Fareed Zakaria

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

― Hanya Yanagihara

“Of course, no one has enough time to see every shop that Mumbai has: That would take more lifetimes than even the gods could offer.”

― Hanya Yanagihara

“I was distributing DVDs in Mumbai in 2006, and that is when I got my first TV show offer – ‘Left Right Left.’”

― Harshvardhan Rane

“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

“I started getting a lot of work once I came to Mumbai. I was working with some of the biggest ad filmmakers. But I had to give auditions.”

― Huma Qureshi

“Everybody has to go through a struggle period, and I was no different. When I came to Mumbai from Delhi, I didn’t know anybody, and all my relationships had to be built up from scratch, including my work relationships.”

― Huma Qureshi

“I’ve got more than half of Mumbai addicted to the Internet.”

― Jackie Shroff

“We don’t want to plaster Mumbai with pictures of Will Smith. We want to make an exchange. We want to do films there as well as introduce Indian actors and directors to the United States.”

― James Lassiter

“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

“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

“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

“What is most amusing and can happen only in India is that the most posh and big households that I’ve seen in Mumbai, the ‘big city’, will have their balconies and windows festooned with rows of baniyans and tauliyas hanging on them.”

― Kailash Kher

“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

“I’ve seen almost all of Rajinikanth sir’s movies, at least the ones that have come to Mumbai, since I don’t understand Tamil. I loved him in the movie ‘Hum’ as well.”

― Karishma Tanna

“When I first moved to Mumbai, I shared a flat with 12 boys.”

― Kartik Aaryan

“When I came to Mumbai from Indore, I knew nobody.”

― Kartik Aaryan

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

― Kratika Sengar

“I miss Mumbai when I’m not here. The city does that to you, and it’s exciting.”

― Kriti Kharbanda

“In Bengaluru, I’m Danish’s sister, and in Mumbai, he’s Kubbra’s brother!”

― Kubra Sait

“I’ve had fans do some pretty awesome things… I once had a fan do a mock proposal for me in Mumbai, inside a McDonalds… and I’ve had fans give me some precious things. I had one fan give me her mother’s ring; I’ve gotten some pretty intense stuff. And I always get drawings and scrapbooks from fans, which is also pretty cool.”

― Lilly Singh

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

― Madhuri Dixit

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

― Mona Singh

“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.”

― MS Dhoni

“Most of my closest friends have come to visit me in Hyderabad. So I feel I’m always linked with Mumbai.”

― Namrata Shirodkar

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

― Nawazuddin Siddiqui

“People in Mumbai are not really into Punjabi music, whereas those in Delhi and Gurgaon love Punjabi numbers and are totally into the peppy music.”

― Neha Kakkar

“We are very happy to have Sachin as the Mumbai Indians Icon. I am sure the youngsters in the team will be delighted to have him around for guidance, and so would be the Mumbai Indians fans.”

― Nita Ambani

“Sachin has been an integral part of Mumbai Indians and a source of inspiration for the team ever since the inception.”

― Nita Ambani

“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

“While growing up, I lived in a traditional joint family in Mumbai’s suburbs.”

― Nita Ambani

“Shopping in Mumbai is always an outing with friends.”

― Nushrat Bharucha

“We used to live in a rented house in Mumbai, and now we live in our own house. That, for me, is success.”

― Pankaj Tripathi

“I had never imagined that after coming to Mumbai that, as an actor, my dates would be booked in six-eight months in advance.”

― Pankaj Tripathi

“A pleased audience member is a pleased audience member, whether they’re in New York or Mumbai.”

― Paul W. S. Anderson

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

― Pooja Hegde

“Before, there was a culture that said Mumbai is separate, Telugu films should be separate. Now, everyone is working together. It’s cool.”

― Prabhu Deva

“When I am in Mumbai, I am called a director. In Chennai, I am called a hero. In the Telugu States, I am called a dance master.”

― Prabhu Deva

“I have learnt from many experienced players in the Mumbai team as well as the India A team how to be consistent. That helps a lot to ensure that I don’t get into bad form.”

― Prithvi Shaw

“When you play for Mumbai in the Ranji Trophy, you face the same bowler next year. But when you play in IPL, you face bowlers of different calibre.”

― Prithvi Shaw

“A hundred for Mumbai feels good, and it doesn’t get bigger than MCA for me because they are the people who have helped me get to where I have.”

― Prithvi Shaw

“Since I’m serious about a career in Hindi films, I’d have relocate to Mumbai.”

― Prithviraj Sukumaran

“I did not come to Mumbai because I wanted to be a star. I came to Mumbai because I genuinely love acting, and it gives me a kick.”

― Radhika Apte

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

― Rakul Preet Singh

“Several southern actors are coming to Mumbai. Likewise, many Bollywood actors are appearing down South or borrowing ideas from southern films.”

― Ram Charan

“My family has always believed that anybody can do anything if you are trained for it. So I trained with Barry John’s in Mumbai, did marital arts, and then went to stunt school in the U.S.”

― Rana Daggubati

“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

“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

“We are seeing a changed Mumbai, but having showcased Dharavi in ‘Slum Dog Millionaire’ brought shame and disgrace to our city. Whenever the firangs visit Mumbai, they must visit Dharavi; it has become a sightseeing spot. However, I feel saddened about it.”

― Rohit Shetty

“When I was in Mumbai for the promotion of ‘Makkhi,’ I met Ajay Devgn, Kajol, and Shah Rukh Khan, and I wanted to meet Aamir Khan. He was shooting out of India. I also met my favourite director, Raju Hirani. All of them showered praises on ‘Makkhi.’”

― S. S. Rajamouli

“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

“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

“I have lived in Mumbai for more than 20 years, have my domicile here, my home and family here.”

― Shah Rukh Khan

“When I came to Mumbai, I had no experience in acting ’til I actually did it.”

― Shaheer Sheikh

“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

“I have been worried about the future of Mumbai. It is the financial capital, an economic powerhouse that earlier had the highest air traffic, high port traffic, and strong industrial and manufacturing sectors.”

― Sharad Pawar

“I love Mumbai for many reasons.”

― Shruti Haasan

“I love the Mumbai monsoons, but it really does get messy.”

― Shruti Haasan

“In Delhi, I have never taken an auto, while in Mumbai, if there is an auto strike, my life will come to a full stop.”

― Shweta Tripathi

“I moved to Mumbai to pursue my degree after high school.”

― Sobhita Dhulipala

“When I moved to Mumbai for college, it was bit of a culture shock.”

― Sobhita Dhulipala

“When I started working in Mumbai, I was interested in working in the indie and niche spaces, as they do make really good cinema, driven by good stories. But then, I decided to explore everything possible.”

― Sobhita Dhulipala

“Kolkata does not look like a Delhi or Mumbai. The city has its identity.”

― Soni Razdan

“My mother is a German who was brought up in the U.K. So, there is so much cross-cultural exposure I had as a child. But Mumbai is my city.”

― Soni Razdan

“I was born in Begusarai in Bihar. Then I spent 10 years in Kolkata and later hopped from Kathmandu to Delhi and, finally, Mumbai.”

― Sriti Jha

“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

“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

“I feel more at home in Chennai and Hyderabad than in Mumbai since I spend so much time in these two cities.”

― Tamannaah

“There is a difference between Mumbai wali Urvashi and Delhi wali Urvashi, and there is no place like Delhi on this earth.”

― Urvashi Rautela

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

― Vikas Swarup

“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

“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

“Mumbai is where my heart is. This is home.”

― Vivek Oberoi

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

― Yami Gautam

“’The Xpose’ was just an experiment, a small step into Bollywood. It wasn’t my acting debut, as reported in Mumbai. I’ve done a couple of Punjabi films.”

― Yo Yo Honey Singh

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

― Zubin Mehta
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