A lot of sentimental value attached to the film?
Yes. Both me and Goldie Bahl had decided almost 15 years ago to do a film together when we were shooed off the sets of Kasme Vaade which his father (Ramesh Bahl) was making with my father.
But is it the right time for you to work with a rookie director?
I believe in him.
You are doing another film (Shararat) with a debutant director (Gurudev Bhalla).
I cannot force people to work with me. But I had an intrinsic faith in these people.
Even after three dud films in a row?
What's the guarantee that an established director will give me a hit?
Are you tense?
Even if I had three superhits, I'd still be tense.
What's been missing in your career?
I cannot judge that. It's the audience who've to decide that.
But surely you must have done some introspection?
You cannot always run to win. But you have to continue till you get it right.
Where do you think did you falter?
Refugee was the ideal debut for any newcomer. There wasn't anything wrong with it.
High expectations from you. Was that the reason?
Maybe. I am positive that eventually I'll prove them right.
And then the Hrithik Roshan factor. Do you think you've lost out in the race?
I don't think there's any race happening here.