What made you say yes to this film?
When Madhur Bhandarkar approached me I was very curious to listen to the script as Madhur has always done serious and message oriented film… But this was comedy and when I hear the script I found the characters are very much real you can relate it to real characters… In this film the characters are not doing comedy but the situation they are in are funny…
What are you playing in the film?
The film is a story of 3 guys who become friends. My character is a man who is in his 40s and he is going through his middle life crisis… He is getting divorce and he is trying to coping up with it. He is a man of his generation… Then a girl of 18-20 years come in his life and how he starts modifying from 40 year guys to 20 year guy…He starts working hard and later realise that if he would have worked hard that much before he would have never got divorce.
Have you faced any middle life crisis
No middle life crisis……..
How many girls were there in your life before Kajol
Many…… Don’t remember
Working with Emraan for the second time what have you observed?
He is confident and his comedy timing is right which is required for the film……
You are wonderful in comedy but action being your forte, what’s on the action front this year?
‘Singam’ is coming which is a combination of action and comedy……. ‘Singam’ is a south Indian film and we haven’t selected any name yet for it……
Does it disappoint you to see yourself not in the winners list of awards after being the best in 2010?
I don’t attend award functions, the fact with awards is they call you up and ask whether you can come or not and if you are attending then you get the award… Who will come will get the awards…They keep their options open…And if everyone come then awards splits into 3 categories like critic, popular etc…..Award people have lots of pressure from television…….
What do you think about why do Indian film can’t make it to Oscars?
We can make it to Oscar but the problem is lots of politics happens… Manipulation happens in logging the films……Number of good films are made in India which are capable to winning Oscars but due to this the good film not able to reach……So these people are ditching the nation yaar. For example, about 4-5 years back Bhagat Singh and Devdas came together but they send Devdas. You tell me people will like to see the drunken or the patriotic huh…? Whose chance of winning it is more…? It’s just an example……this things happens every year……but they are ditching the nation………the small movies which are really good needs a proper producers……
Did you found yourself locked up in any embarrassing situation which turned out to be hilarious for others?
No…….never……Thank GOD….hahahah such things didn’t happened to me hahahah
How much you grown as a human being in your 15 years of career
I have grown a lot…….I learnt from my mistakes and others mistake and we all learn from things which happens in your life and try not to repeat it….
The reason you are not a part of Aarakshan and Power?
For Aarakshan I was just discussing and I was not committed to it I was occupied… And for Power I was committed but I messed up with dates so I convinced them that I’ll do their next film……
Any of your past film which you liked a lot?
Which film of yours you don’t liked it at all?
Many… Happens that you liked it at that time later you regret……While making of the film I feel I shouldn’t do it but due to commitment I have to do…
Who’s your Idol?
I don’t have idol… I like Bhagat Singh as I did film…. Did lots of research….Thought ki aise insaan bhi hote hai…
What difference you felt after becoming 2nd time father
Responsibilities is divided, I take care and spend time with Nysa (1st Daughter) and Kajol takes care of new baby…