Were you afraid Shahrukh Khan will upstage you in Kal Ho Naa Ho?
I am there on the posters so prominently. My name's before Preity. That's the way it should be, I am her senior.
You are happy doing two-hero projects?
I don't need to be insecure about such films because all my successful films so far are formated that way.
What do you have for 2004?
Hum Tum with Rani Mukherjee, for now.
How is it working with her?
She's shorter than me. That makes me feel really good. I wish I was taller also. And, for the record, I also wish my nose was shorter.
Is it a remake of When Harry Met Sally?
The narration is episodic like When Harry..., but Hum Tum is not copied from Hollywood.
Are you indecisive?
No. Well, yes. I change my mind.
You are doing Aparna Sen's Gulel?
I wasn't sure of doing it initially. Then she got amma to command me to do the film. My mom said anyone advising me not to do Gulel is not my friend. I play a Parsi alcoholic. That's the edge to it.
Will you do it a la Shahrukh in Devdas?
No, I'll do it a la Saif.
You were also linked with Preity.
We laughed about it, but such gossip does affect me a lot. As long as I can sleep with a clear conscience, no one can hurt my family life.
People gave your marriage 12 days. Now it's 12 years....
Please nazar mat lagao.