|But you're not comfortable with women hugging you?
(Shrugs) They come in, they are very sweet to me and I don't mind it if they hug me. That's their way of showing affection and I respect that.
But are you a hugging person?
Nope. I'm not an exhibitionist, not a demonstrative person. No hugs for me.
But you do know how to throw the most talked about party?
It was Katrina Kaif's party. Maybe it'll be talked about for decades to come but definitely not by me. I'm not going to speak about it.
But was there a fight with Shah Rukh Khan?
What led to the fight?
Have you ever known me to speak about anybody? Whatever happened is between me and Shah Rukh. It's personal.
Is Shah Rukh your friend?
Not anymore. I'm not going to deny that there are issues between us. I'm a primitive man born in today's time. I can't fake anything. If there is a problem then I'm not going to deny it. We've had problems before also but this time I don't think we can sort them out. We are two different people. Our values and way of thinking are different. I don't think we can be friends. I think it's better to declare than put on a fake façade of being friends and back-biting each other.
But there is a lot of shared history between you and SRK, didn't he stay at your house in his struggling days?
(Smiles) Yeah, but I've only been to his house twice in my life. The first time I went on my own and the second time was when he came and took me to his house for a chat.
The buzz is that professional rivalry between the two of us especially with regards, your respective shows, 'Kya Aap Paanchvi Paas Se Tez Hain' and '10 Ka Dum', led to the fight?
No, I don't think it's because my show is doing better. I don't think he's that insecure. The reason of the fight is personal.
Is it because he refused to act in your home production, 'Main Aur Mrs Khanna'?
Let me make it clear once and for all that 'Main Aur Mrs Khanna' was never offered to SRK. I was always doing the film. It's just that when Shah Rukh used to come to my home to ask me to appear on 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' and 'Om Shanti Om', I just mentioned it to him that it'll be nice if he has the time to listen to the story. That's all.
It seems you and Aamir Khan are the latest best friends. You're gifting him paintings etc?
Aamir and I have always got along. I made his portrait and gifted to him. What's the big deal?
There are rumours that you and Akshay Kumar share cold vibes too. True?
No, no, not at all. Akshay is a colleague. He's a nice guy. He is very hardworking and keeps to himself. Akshay will work hard to bring himself up and not to bring someone else down.
Every second day there are stories of you and Katrina Kaif either breaking up or making up. What's the status?
First of all, I want to know who are all these friends, sources close to me and my family who speak on our behalf? My friends will never speak like that about me or anyone close to me because they will give their life for me. Obviously it's someone who is insecure, jealous and friendly to the press. Maybe they are someone else's friends.
That doesn't answer my question.
What do you want to know?
Just tell me are you and Katrina together?