|No bitter experience from your past experience?
None, it was beautiful till it lasted. I can swear on anything, thereís no bitterness.
Good good. Ever felt down.. Er.. Suicidal like in Jab We Met?
No, no, no! I never hyper-react. Thereís no dark side in my life, maybe there are grey areas.
Bebo has gone on record to say that it didnít take much time for you to start dating after the break-up.
(Smiles for the longest time) More tea?
No, no, just an answer.
You know Bebo she loves talking.
Did you make Bebo attend satsangs to turn to spiritualism?
(Irritated) I wouldnít make her or anyone do anything. Iíve no right to impose anything on anyone.
Didnít you prevent Bebo from even having an occasional glass of wine?
(Irritated) Why would I prevent my girlfriend or any friend from drinking? Iím not here to govern any person. If there was a change in Bebo, it has to be seen from her perspective and choices there are no rules.
When was the last time you met Bebo?
In Toronto I continue to feel fondly about her, I wish her happiness.
Ok, if you bumped into Kareena now here will you go over and say hello to her?
Absolutely yaar, thereís no question about it. We have known each other for more than 4 years and we still care for each other.
If she refuses to acknowledge you?
(Sigh) I know Bebo, she will never do that, come what it might be.
Any chance of getting back?
Sorry to disappoint you, I donít think you will get a good headline today. (laughs)
Didnít Bebo end up stealing the show from you in Jab We Met?
Thatís a matter of opinion, of perspective. I think she was fantastic.
On a scale of five, how would you rate her performance?
Four-point-five too. See, Bebo was the extrovert. She had all the lines. I had to be the more retentive, subdued character, which is harder to play.
Sheís winning all the awards arenít you feeling left out?
Sheís winning the awards deservedly. My competition happens to be Shah Rukh Khan in Chak De! India. Relatively, she has lesser competition.
Okay, whatís with these Amrita Rao stories?
We get along weíre not dating. Strange! Iíve known her for four years and the rumours start now. (Lighting up another cigarette)
Love doesnít happen frequently there are no set rules.
How many times have you been in love?
Iíve been in love twice. But from another perspective, I would say not even once. Love is for keeps, isnít it?
Why did you start smoking off late?
Oh, I started smoking for a movie and ever since it I have picked up this habit. I know itís not good, but I will give it up soon. The only other vice before that was my tea addiction.
What will keep you busy this year?
My dadís film and Yash Rajís film, Iím very excited about my dadís film.
Only two films, so you are heading the Aamir Khanís way?
Yaar, please donít write all this. Donít blow it out of the proportions. Iím just 26 and I can afford to be selective at this stage. I donít want sign 10 films and regret it latter.
What about Ken Ghoshís film?
Heís working on his script and Iím not sure when he wants to start it.
Why did you turned down your momís film?
I didnít turn it down; sheís still working on her script.
Rumour has it that there was pressure from your dad not to do her film?
Itís too personal and Iím not comfortable discussing it.
Looking forward to working with your dad?
Yes, very much. Initially I was scared, but now since we have been talking about it for so long the fear factor has gone. Iím not a trained actor; so working with my dad will be a like acting workshop for me.
Finally, tell me do you ever cry?
It would be weird for a guy not to cry. Last month, I cried a lot. Why have I ended up talking about what I didnít want to?
Because there are no set rules buddy....