What do you think about the music of Jhoom Barabar Jhoom?
The music of Jhoom Barabar Jhoom is outstanding after a long time I have done a film where in the entire album every song is my favourite. There isnít one song that I canít say is my favourite right from the title track to any track all are very well done.
What do you think about Shankar Ehsaan Loy
Shankar Ehsaan Loy are my lucky music directors. They did the music for Dil Chahta hai, KANK, Kal Ho Na Ho and these are all films of mine in which the music has been outstanding and its really done well. Its gone down well with the audiences and I think they have upped their quotient with Jhoom Barabar Jhoom because they are so good in this movie and the variety they have is so outstanding and I think thatís why they are three of them because each one contributes so much to the film and that gives us a whole picture.
Tell us something about your character in the film
I play Alvira Khan whoís from Lahore even though sheís from Lahore she refuses to accept the fact that she is a Pakistani living in London. Sheís actually British and she is more British then the queen herself and thatís the fun part. Thereís a lot of layering to her sheís actually a very endearing sweet girl but sheís not this typical heroine with the salt on her nose but she has this attitude and has this image about herself and she is so into that image about herself that everything else dilutes the equation. Sheís a lot of fun and sheís quite mad. I think its one of my most mad and totally energetic and crazy characters that I have played till now.
What was it about the script that made you decide to do this film?
I think the madness in the script. Itís the only film when the script was narrated to me I didnít have any point to pick and say that there is a problem in this. Itís very fast, it moves well itís really funny and itís got great humour, itís got great back story each character has a layer and more then anything else when you watch it and come outside you have this whole feeling like phew!! And thatís it!
What was it like working with Shaad Ali Sehgal?
Shaad and me started our careers together. He assisted Mani Ratnam in Dil Se and I did Dil Se as my first film to be released that time he was an assistant director and I was working in that film. I think 9 years down the line we come into a full circle now heís directing this film and I am in it. I absolutely love Shaad and heís one director very unassuming even if you joke about him and say heís the only communist on the set. He also has this madness in him which translates into his cinema. You will see a mad streak in me, in Abhishekh, in Lara and also in Bobby and thatís purely because Shaad has directed this film if there was any other director you wouldnít have seen that madness streak. I think heís really relaxed and heís like a sweet teddy bear with his psycho hair out.
Can you tell us something about your look in this film
Itís the first time I am working with Aki Narula and itís been a great pleasure working with him. Heís very talented heís this little guy but with a lot of talent and he is always open to ideas to do something new since there is a lot of layering in my character and she is a very hoity toity character so we have a lot of changes and I must say he exceeded my expectations. When Aditya Chopra and Shaad told me that they were going to get Aki I was a little nervous because I had not worked with him before but I think he has done a fantastic job.
Any outfit in the film which you would like to wear even otherwise.
All the outfits in the film are very wearable they are not any film outfits that you can only wear it to work and you canít wear it any where else. Actually I have two outfits in the film which Aki bought for the movie and I also bought it for myself and we didnít know that and then we ended up having the same outfit so I had this one dress which is a puffed up ball dress which I wear and the other one is this navy blue tight fitted little dress with a red bow on it so I have two of them.
What was it like working in a multi starrer film?
I started my career with Bobby he was my first co-star so this film has been quite an emotional journey in a sweet way because I worked with both Shaad and Bobby 9 yearís ago. Abhishek is psychotic heís crazy and I love working with him. Lara again I have never worked with her but sheís a very sweet girl very hard working and we got along very well all of us and I think when you see the film you realize how well all of us got along because there is positivity in the film and there is a Jhoom equation which is happening so I hope everybody had the same experience I had working in a multi starrer.
And about Mr. Bachchan what can you say about him, he is like God and I just love him.
Are you comfortable doing glamorous roles like these
As an actor I would want variety in my career, in my life and off course variety is the spice. In KANK I play a much more serious and much more sober and a little bit more groomed and little more older character. In Jhoom Barabar Jhoom itís more fun itís more young and ofcourse itís glamorous. Thanks to Shaad and Adi and thanks to Aki Narula who makes such great costumes. But as along as your role demands it then it is what it is but then if your role doesnít demand all this glamour and then to get all dolled up itís a little off your rockers.
Any memorable incident during the shoot of the film.
We were shooting this dance sequence and it was the first day of the shoot and everyone was really excited and we were like yes we are going to go for it and I was dancing and suddenly I felt this piercing pain in my foot and I looked down Lara who is 5 ft 8inches tall and she was wearing a 5inches heel dug into my foot and made like a hole in my foot and I went like ahhhhhhhh. And then just when I was just recovering from it and I got rid of the stitches and I was getting ready to go on set again, then Bobby put his ĎPunjab da haathí and whacked my face so I remember falling off and seeing the plane, train and the submarine together. I think leaving all this aside what ever happened we had such a blast. I think this is the first time in my career after we shot a song we were just tired and we wanted to go home and the director Shaad just put the track again and besides the actors everyone else started dancing and they danced and danced and danced and I was looking at them.
Is true love real or fantasy according to you?
Love is always real and true love is even more real. I think love is romantic
On working with Vaibhavi as a choreographer.
I think Vaibhavi has done an amazing job. I havenít danced so much after very long time I am dancing so much. Itís a bit conceited for us to say we did this and that, I think itís for the people to say I saw the bits of one song and itís really well choreographed and itís very in sync with the film and Vaibhavi is exceptionally talented and sheís very chilled out.