People think you've a guest appearance in Main Prem Ki Deewani Hoon (MPKDH)?
I've a full-fledged role. It's just that I come in later than the other characters.
What was Sooraj Barjatya like?
Unbelievably fantastic. He's reinvented his creativity in MPKDH.
You've never said that about any of your films!
I feel it inside. Everybody, in every corner of India, will identify with MPKDH.
How was it like working with Hrithik?
Wonderful, he's so focused. We worked on scenes, discussed shots, saw the rushes together.
She's fantastic. We just picked up from where we left off during Refugee. She's improving every day! It's a scary thought for co-stars (laughs).
How will you benefit from MPKDH?
It's always good to be part of a potentially big film. And MPKDH is going to be really big.
What about Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost?
I signed it a year-and-a-half ago. The director Apoorva Lakhia fought for me when everyone was saying my films weren't doing well.
The career graph seems to be building up!
I guess I'm blessed. We shot Mumbai Se....in Jaisalmer on a village set which after wrap-up we handed over to the district collector.
On a personal level, it's not been too good?
I'm an actor, paid to act. I don't bring personal problems to the sets. Dad taught me that.
You are finally doing a film together?
Yes, Raj Kumar Santoshi's Zakhm. I'm excited, being in the same frame as Amitabh Bachchan. I don't care if I don't have a single dialogue.