You have entered Hollywood movies.
Will you do kissing scenes?
I am not comfortable working with
directors who feel steamy scenes
are necessary to ensure commercial
success. I believe in roles which
portray idealism and conviction
shown with creativity. If the director
can convince me that kissing is
needed at that point in the screenplay,
I’ll decide accordingly.
Tell us about your experience
working in ‘Raincoat’?
‘Out of the world’!,
I must say. This role comes as close
to my natural persona as it gets.
I am a bundle of emotions and it
was a great challenge to project
my inner self on to the character
within the parameters of the screenplay.
Tell us more about your
recent experience at international
film festivals, any memorable moments?
I was at the Marrakesh(Egypt) Film
Festival where my recent film,Bride
and Prejudice was screened on the
concluding day. I received a standing
ovation at the end of the screening.
I still am stunned to think that
our movies and the performances
are making an impact on the global
arena. Amitabh Bachchan and I were
great hits. It was momentous.
How do you react to the news that
Anil Ambani and you are planning
marriage and the Big B is playing
the messenger between the two of
Absolute nonsense! I wonder who
spreads such canards. As far as
I can remember I have met Anil only
twice. First we met at ‘Sahara
city’ resort for a wedding
reception and next at Bharat Shah’s
birthday bash. On both occasions,
we met with mutual friends like
Bachchan or Vivek Oberoi and Suresh
Oberoi. We were waiting for Amar
Singh and dispersed later. I have
not had any personal meeting with
him. I can’t understand why
the media always targets me for
such irresponsible reporting.