|Your character in Rajkumar Santoshiís Halla Bol is based on one of the Khans.
Itís not based on any one actor; the story isnít about any one particular actor. Itís a kind of a story, which hasnít ever happened to any actor.
Whatís with your war with Shah Rukh Khan anyway?
Really? What we need to do right now is to jump into a boxing ring and fight. I think you guys will be happy only if that happens. The media wants to create a tiff, so go ahead and do it. The day it happens, weíll get into that boxing ring.
Has Sohamís association with your bannerís producer, Kumar Mangat, affected your rapport with Karan Johar?
I share a very good rapport with Karan. We donít meet or talk every day but whenever we meet there are good vibes.
Its believed youíre adamant about not appearing on Koffee with Karan.
I donít want to do Koffee. I told Karan that this has nothing to do with his show. Itís just that I donít do those kinds of programmes because I donít feel comfortable. Iíve never done a TV programme of that nature and donít want to.
Youíre known to work only with directors youíre friendly with -- whether itís Ram Gopal Varma, Rajkumar Santoshi or Rohit Shetty.
Thereís nothing wrong with that. Theyíre very good directors. So why shouldnít I work with them? Iíve no fixed notions about working with any director as long as the script is exciting.
Is there a huge enough market to make profit on an extravagant costume drama like Ramayan, Which you are planning?
Iím sure there is a market. A good film will never have a problem reaching its market. Ramayan is in the planning stages. And the directorís vision is clear.
How come Kajol has agreed to play Sita?
Rajkumar Santoshi spoke to me about the project first. I liked the subject and agreed. Kajol liked the subject too, so sheís doing it.
You donít mind the fact that Kajol is also doing Karan Joharís next film with Shah Rukh Khan?
So? Why do keep repeating the same thing differently? Either you donít have brains or I donít.
Kajol has said that you make a better father than husband. Right?
Iím trying to be equally good as both. But maybe sheís right. Fatherhood makes you more responsible. At the end of the day, thereís nothing like returning to your childís smile.