Abhishek Bachchan, Bobby Deol, Preity Zinta and you will be having a great hand in making Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Shaad Ali's third hit in a row. How does that feel?
I don't know what the fate of the film will be at the box-office. But I am sure that Jhoom Barabar Jhoom will simply rock with the audiences in India and abroad. Shaad is a fabulous director and it reflects in each of his films, be it Saathiya or Bunty aur Babli. He has a great ability to bring out the best from his actors and not everyone can do that. One of the best in his genre, he is different, mad, and at the same time, intelligent. I hope we give Shaad his hat-trick.
The title song of JBJ is the jhoom of the town here. What do you have to say?
This is the real Shankar-Ehsan-Loy music - young and crazy. I think, after Dil Chahta Hai this is their best music they have given which will appeal to the younger generation. They have done an amazing job by recording the same song Jhoom Barabar Jhoom in three different styles. That's not easy. The songs also carry the story forward and are an integral part of the film.
Do you think the length of the film will play a key part in its success?
I think now-a-days; a lot of care is taken to ensure that the film does not cross the two and a half mark duration. Infact, many of the recent films have shown only two hours duration. The audiences have become quite conscious that they want all the ingredients in a film to be covered in couple of hours because they are the ones who decide our success. If they think that three hour films do not work then the director has to take that into consideration. The latest film which suffered such consequences was Salaam-E-Ishq. But I'm sure the producer and the director of JBJ must have taken into account the length of the film before its release.
Which is your favourite track from the film?
I love the title song Jhoom Barabar Jhoom which has Mr Amitabh Bachchan in it. It's very classy.
Now that the film is about to be released after three weeks, looking back, how satisfied are you with your performance you've given in the film?
Right now, I am anxious for the release. I really cannot wait any longer. Yes, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom has been a roller-coaster ride. I am happy and content with the inputs my director and I have given to the film. If I was to rate this film, it would be at the top of my list.
This is going to be Abhishek's first big release after his big wedding with Aishwarya. . Any message you would like to give to the married couple?
I have met Abhishek when he was not so high on life, when he was not doing so well and was struggling to survive and his relationships were not working out. And now when you see him it's completely vice-versa. It's so nice to see him happy with Aishwarya. They both make a lovely couple.
Why should one go and watch Jhoom Barabar Jhoom on June 15?
You have to watch Jhoom Barabar Jhoom because if you don't watch it, you are going to miss one of the best times in your life.