you erased the past?
If you hang on to the past, you canít evolve. I had my
share of crushes and boyfriends while I was at school
and college. Iím a sucker for love and affection. I
was into a serious, long-term relationship with a guy.
It lasted for five years. We were at the Tufts
University together. When we returned home, he was
against the idea of me joining films. He was possessive;
maybe he had the right to be. The parting was very
painful for both of us. But itís cool now. Heís been
married for three years now.
do I find out his name?
Easy Iíll tell you, itís no national secret. Nandish
donít you think that you made several wrong
professional moves? Which is why Rakesh Roshan didnít
ever cast you again after Kaho
Na Pyaar Hai?
I donít think heís ever had any issues
with me and never will.
story goes that he was quite upset with your fatherís
Was he? I thought they were very close they were in
school together. Iím sure if Rakeshji were to ever
make a Kaho Na Pyaar Hai
2, Iíd be in it.
didnít Anil Sharma return to you after Gadar?
Anilji did ask me to do a role in Hero.
But the dates were clashing with another project already
Nooooo, tell me another.
Honestly, he asked me
to be in Apne too, but the role wasnít much.
the deal with Vikram Bhatt after Ankahee?
Heís working with newcomers and smaller
starcasts. I donít want to impose myself on him,
unless I fit into one of his films.
have you dealt with men, did they make passes at you?
(Laughs out loud) Innumerable men have made passes at me
right from school and college, but none I havenít been
able to handle. Today men are intimidated by the fact
that Iím an actress.
have you made passes at men?
Never. The hotties are not for me; attraction is
all in the mind. Many guys may look spectacular but when
they open their mouths, I want to run a thousand miles.
The two men Iíve really cared for have been so, so
sensitive. Theyíve made me feel special.
Letís see, on one occasion by gifting me a
small book of poems. I also get mushy like once I gave a
huge bunch of heart-shaped balloons to Vikram right in
the middle of a restaurant. He was so embarrassed but
it was cute.
were upset with Pritish Nandy, the producer of Ankahee,
for playing you down in the filmís publicity.
The less said about
that trauma the better.