a public figure, thereís a lot of curiosity. Besides,
youíre also the most hot-n-happening eligible bachelor
in tinsel town.
Fair enough. You can ask the question. My answer is
thatís my personal life and I donít think itís
to next hot topic, off lately you have lavishly praised
Mallika Sherawat who makes a special appearance
Mallika is fantastic. She is a fabulous co-star.
We shot the song Mayaa Mayya in an abandoned
church in Istanbul. She danced bare feet, practiced 8-10
hours every day but not once did she complain. She was
always smiling and pleasant.
is lot of speculation that Guru
to be based on Dhirubai Ambaniís life. Since Anil
Ambani is a family friend, did you ask him for his
Thatís media speculation. Thereís nothing
like that. Guru is a work of fiction, like all
other works of fiction; it is also inspired by reality.
So itís not just one particular person the film is
based on. Many great people have inspired. The film
covers the life of a Gurukant Desai. It was challenging
to play the journey of a man that starts at age 15 and
goes on till 70.
had to put on weight to portray the character of Guru.
How difficult is it to juggle when shooting another film
about the same time and losing it all again?
I try and do one film at a time. We started Guru,
shot it chronologically and finished it soon. Working on
one film at a time helps take care of whatever problems
we might face during production. Iím still trying to
lose weight. I had put on 11 kilos for the character, as
Mani wanted. I have learnt a lot from the film. I
learned how to put on weight in two weeks and how to
lose it one week. My character is iconic and he is not
apologetic about what he is doing. My character taught
me about the right attitude and philosophies of life.
2 is seen more
as Hrithik Roshanís film than yours.
I was given a role to do; I did what I was asked
to do. They made the film they wanted to make. I keep
saying that itís not about being the best in the film,
but being part of a good film you can be proud of. I
donít worry about being overshadowed. Besides Daggu is
my childhood friend there is no hard feelings what so
heard that there was a disagreement between you and your
childhood fried Goldie Behl apparently, Aadesh
Shrivastav influenced a patch-up.
Goldie is one of my closets friends; heís family for
me. There were never any problems between us. When
Goldie was ready to make a film, he narrated the script
to me. I liked it. Drona
has the potential to be a very exciting film.