You could get a better bed.
Not possible..I sleep on the ground because of my bad back.
What does love mean to you?
Very clever,. I donít know much about love.
Thatíll make a super heading.. ďI donít know much about love.Ē Come on, every one knows what love is.
Even I do. (Pause) Love is absolutely unconditional.
Werenít you totally subverted in Dhoom 2 ?
The first Dhoom was my first success, ACP Jai Dixit and Ali had to be a part of the sequel. In any case, Dhoom has been about villains. John Abraham was tremendous in the first part, the next one had to be bigger and badder the way it is in the Superman and Batman series. I knew what was happening..no matter..it was terrific to work with my childhood friends Hrithik and Uday..and of course Bipasha Basu and Aishwarya Rai.
Who? Say that again..you mean Ash.
There has been talk that youíre playing a superhero in Drona to upstage Krrish?
I donít know where such stories start from. Weíre not catering to each other, weíre making films for the audience. Krrish was outstanding. In fact, Iím a die-hard fan of Rakesh Roshanjiís films right from
Khudgarz, he has that special magical quality which was once a hallmark of Manmohan Desai.
Listen I want to go back to Ash if I may.
Aishwarya you mean..sheís a friend, sheís my fiancťe.
How did you propose to her? Evidently successfully.
( Gives that famous Abhishek smile) youíre not going to trap me.
Tell us about the special moment just before proposing marriage to her.
Wonderful try..but that will always be between her and me. Stop sparring with me. Whatís within my heart and house doesnít have to go outside.
Chalo, can I ask you why youíre not in Rakeysh Mehraís Delhi 6 ?
Unfortunately, I had committed the winter months to Goldie for Drona. Rakeysh is a buddy, weíre looking at two projects to do together. Actually, I was to do my first film with him ó Samjhauta Express. But then he opted for Aks.
Didnít he offer you Rang de Basanti?
Yes, he did, it was called Paint it Yellow then. I was incapable of understanding all the nuances of the film at that time. I do regret not doing it, thatís life.
Listen I want to go back to Ash if I may. Are you planning to do films together?
For me Aishwarya is real and very special. As for films Yes Ram Gopal Varmaís Sarkar 2. and the Dharma production directed by Tarun Mansukhani and another by Rohan Sippy.
Will you allow Ash to continue acting?
Who am I to stop anyone from acting? Why is there a huge debate on this? Iím the son of an actor, my mother is an actor. Get it?
How do you feel about getting married?
Arenít you a bit pampered?
I think Iím loved, not pampered. A bit of a kid? For you maybe. Thereís a child in everyone, there should be.
What about that penthouse on Bandra, Carter Road, thatís being built for you?
Oof, thatís not my house please..itís my chachaís house. Iím very happy staying with my parents.. thanks.. now stop!