Why have you taken legal action against your father?
I'm not allowed to say much. But there's a financial problem. And it needed legal attention. This is exactly what I've done. Neither my secretary Rakesh Nath nor my friend Vikram Bhatt is in any way involved with this. They're just being made the scapegoats.
People are specially blaming Vikram Bhatt?
I don't think any sensible court of law would admit a case based on instigation. There has to be more to this than meets the eye. I'd like to say again that they're definitely making Vikram the scapegoat.
You must have taken this decision after a great deal of deliberation?
It's a longstanding problem. To have to resort to legal remedy means that it was a desperate situation. That should show the seriousness of the matter.
Do you hope to recover your money from your parents?
I don't know what will happen ultimately. I trust god will be on the side of the wronged. I think I had to fight for justice, whatever the outcome.
Did you do this to set an example for star parents who are entrusted with financial freedom?
No I'm not here to fight anyone's battle. I've been wronged. My voice had to be heard. The matter was serious enough. And I had to go to court. Yes, it's painful.
Is your career suffering because of these personal hassles?
Not in the least! Work is my balm. I've just finished my work in Ketan Mehta's "The Rising". It's one of the best films I've done. Such a fabulous line-up of technicians and artistes. Above all, I got the privilege of working with Aamir Khan. It's one of the best experiences of my life. I'm so glad I did it.
I also have a biggie "Elaan" directed by Vikram Bhatt. For the first time I get to see the view from your side of the fence. I play a journalist in "Elaan". I also have "Humko Tum Se Pyar Hai" again directed by Vikram Bhatt.
Are you planning to settle down with Vikram Bhatt?
No plans to settle down right now. We're not getting married right now. We're very, very focused on our respective careers. Marriage is a long way away. Yes, I'm very close to Vikram Bhatt. Beyond that there's nothing more to be said right now.