From the time you said yes to the film to the film's release today, it has been a good two year long journey. On the other hand with Aamir Khan, it is after seven long years (since 'Mangal Pandey') that you are seen on the big screen. Didn't your hea
(Smiles) We have wanted to work more with each other during the past as well. However kuch na kuch karke aisa ho jaata tha that our pairing didn't quite happen. See, when he gets into one film then woh bass lag hi jaate hain. Then when it is time for him to do his next film then again he waits for a while. On the other hand I too have reduced work over a period of time. Now I too work in only one film at a time. So when 'Talaash' came my way, it was a moment of happiness for me to work with Aamir again.
On the other hand even with Kareena Kapoor, you are coming together after a decade. In case of 'Mujhse Dosti Karogi', it was a different set up and there was a healthy rivarly between the two of you. You were pretty much established then and she was
During 'Mujhse Dosti Karogi' we had spent a lot of time together. Till date, whenever Kareena and I meet then there is a lot of love. She is one person who has a lot of respect for me and same holds true vice versa as well. I also love and respect her. As a matter of fact whenever we have met at social gathering, there is a lot of warmth between us.
Alas, the two of you don't share a frame together in 'Talaash', isn't it?
(Says in mock sadness) Yeah, in fact I was looking forward to scenes between the two of us. In fact after reading the script, I asked (director) Reema (Kagti) about it as well but the storyline is such that it wouldn't have been possible.
Talking about Reema, did you find her being apprehensive about the fact that she had three superstars to take care of?
(Laughs) No, not at all! See from her perspective I can't answer but I can say for sure that she is someone who has complete command over her work. On the sets, she is the one who runs the show. She knows what she wants from the actors and the characters. That makes her special and command respect from those in the unit.
Guess it is time for you to command good respect yet again with 'Talaash'. Can one say that after 'Black', this is your most intense films till date?
(Says after a pause) I think it would be one of the most intense films of my career. That's all I can say (smiles).