Your relationship with Dr. Nene
became a long distance one, courtesyAaja
Nachle? Was it
No. Distance makes the heart grow fonder (laughs). Plus, Sriram and
I have our mobiles and we were in touch.
Did you get mobbed in the city when you went out during
To be honest, most of the days I have been shooting, and my life is
restricted from home to studios and back. I went for a few movies
with my kids-Arin, Ryan- and once to the Juhu beach. Many people
came up to say hello, but nobody became unruly or misbehaved.
Did Arin and Ryan see other places in Mumbai?
They did. Sriram was here for some time, and he took them out to
the Gateway of India and Taraporevala Aquarium. They also visited
many malls. It's wonderful to see that Mumbai has changed so much
in the past few years.
Have Arin and Ryan started seeing your
No. They have seen only Devdas. In fact, they saw some
other films in Mumbai- Bheja Fry, Ta Ra Rum Pum, Dhoom:2. They sat
through all of them. Apparently, they love Hindi films. Good
Did you catch up with your Bollywood friends during this stay? Any
regrets that you couldn't meet someone?
I met up with all those whom I wanted to meet. I met Shahrukh Khan,
Anil Kapoor, Akshaye Khanna, Ahmed Khan, Rani Mukerjee, Preity
Zinta... the list is really long. No regrets at all.
New actors who have impressed you and you think they'll
go a long way?
Konkona Sen Sharma, Kangna Ranaut- she was awesome in GANGSTER,
Priyanka Chopra, Vinay Pathak, Ranvir Shourey and Riteish
When are you coming back to India?
From whatever I have been given to understand, Aaja Nachle
will release sometime around Diwali. I will be coming sometime
before its release - for the promotional activities.