Last we saw you in Don, what prompted you to make a sensational appearance in the forthcoming KYA LOVE STORY HAI?
Actually the film's director Lovely Singh is a very close friend. I've known him since Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai. Doing the song was a gesture of love and friendship. And when he explained the concept to me and I heard the song I knew it was going to be a rocking number. I loved it. I've worn the most glamorous clothes, driven a limo and strummed a 25-feet guitar! It doesn't get better!
How was it facing the camera after a year?
What a coincidence! I began my break last year after completing the dance number for Don, and now I have ended my break again with a dance number for Kya Love Story Hai! I was away purely out of choice because I needed to relax and unwind, but now it feels great to be doing what I have always loved doing.
Did you contribute to the song in any way?
Since I am playing myself in the song, I told Lovely that I would not go overboard on the glamour front with any itsy-bitsy costumes. It was my idea to perform in jeans and gorgeous gowns. Otherwise, it has been the team work of music director Pritam , choreographer Bosco, my dress designer Manish Malhotra, the director Lovely Singh , and Alisha China who has lent her golden voice to this number.
Did you imagine what a huge craze It's Rocking from Kya Love Story Hai would become?
I'm not surprised, when I first heard it, I loved it!
Personally what kind of music do you listen to?
My all time favourites are the old classics from films like Aawara, Chori Chori etc. It's Rocking actually has references to the erstwhile hit, Ude Jab Jab Zulfein Teri!
What are your expectations from your sensational appearance in Kya Love Story Hai?
There are no expectations except that I can experiment with some really glamorous looks. It is a good balance after doing films like Chameli and Omkara where I am deglam. And then there is the additional high of knowing that millions of people out there are going to dance to my moves!
Tell us about your forthcoming projects?
Imtiaz Ali's film with Shahid as my co-star is one I am excited about, then I have Yash Chopra's next with Akshay and Saif, and there is Mani Ratnam's Lajjo with Aamir Khan.
What is the secret of your slim-as-a-reed figure?
I begin the day by doing yoga and that has really helped! And thanks to Shahid (Kapoor) I have turned a vegetarian which has further enhanced my physique!
Any more sensational appearances like the one you've made in Kya Love Story Hai?
You can never tell about life. So never say 'never' !