Monday, August 28, 2006
He made his presence felt with movies like Aksar and Fight Club that released early this year. We caught up with Dino Morea while he was busy shooting for his latest film Bhram. His next film Aap Ki Khatir releases today and Dino has his fingers crossed.
First and foremost tell us something about Aap Ki Khatir?
Aap Ki Khatir is a family film. It is about weddings, relationships, make-ups and break-ups, happy and sad moments.
You play a Casanova in the film. Was it difficult?
It was great and something different though I could relate to it. He is a guy who doesn't believe in long term relationships but only short term ones and just wants to have fun in life.
You are romancing two beautiful women Priyanka Chopra and Amisha Patel in the film.
It was great romancing them or rather trying to romance one at a time. I dump one and go after another. It was fun shooting with both of them and both of them are really professional.
How did you bag the film?
Director Dharmesh Darshan came to me and said that he wanted me to play a character in the film. So he narrated the script to me. I didn't like it. Then he came back to me once again and I fell for it. My role became much better and more refined. The first time I was unconvinced but the second time it was great for me.
With such a big star cast it must have been a party on the sets.
It was a great experience. We shot in England in a small village. So Akshaye, myself and Suniel bonded really well.
There was a rumor that you had problems with Dharmesh Darshan because you were not promoted properly in the film?
As you said it is just a rumor.
3 of your films - Chaal, Kabhi Bhi Kahin Bhi and Gumnaam are stuck. Tell us about them.
I haven't started shooting for Chaal. I have shot about 50% for Kabhi Bhi Kahin Bhi and Gumnaam has been put on the shelf.
Tell us about your character in the film Dus Kahaniyaan?
Dus Kahaniyaan is about 10 different stories. I'm in one of the stories called 'Sex on the Beach'. It's about this guy who walks on the beach and experiences what he experiences which I cannot reveal. It is a short film of about 15 minutes. It is very interesting.
How was it like working with Sanjay Gupta and Apoorva Lakhia?
I worked with Sanjay Gupta on Plan before and working with the two was fantastic. Sanjay is a great producer and Apoorva is very talented as well.
You are doing Magna's first film Bhram. Tell us about that.
Magna's chief Mr. Nari Hira is a great guy and a pioneer in the magazine industry and hope it works out really well for him and me. Bhram is an interesting drama about relationships - a family relationship and a love relationship between a guy and a girl and how unfortunate things happen through the series of this film. My character tries to sort things out. Bhram is an illusion so it's about a brother seeing an illusion. It's not paranormal or anything but certain experiences in one's personal life.
There was word that you and your co-star Milind Soman are not getting along.
Again a rumor!
What about your other film Deha?
Deha is Mahesh Manjrekar's film. I saw it and it was quite nice. I don't know why they are not releasing it.
Any other films in the offing?
There is this untitled film with Vikram Bhatt. I am doing Anant Mahadevan's Anamika in October and one more with Deepak Tijori. There are lots of offers coming my way but I'm being careful while choosing them.