Have you ever thought of doing a film which is not really mainstream but is of the kind that would make filmmakers stand up and take you even more seriously?
Yes, I have. In fact, it is required for me to do this since it is all about gaining eyeballs and be noticed. A film like Ishaan does come into that category. I star alongside Shreyas Talpade in this film which is directed by Anthony D'souza.
What's the film's plot?
I play a father to this boy who has a brain of a 10 year old but has physically grown up too fast. Shreyas is the one who plays this boy. I am required to be his father, mother, brother - just about everyone since my wife is no more.
Doesn't your on-screen wife appear in the film at all?
She does but an actress for that is still to be finalized. Anyways, to match someone like me, I am sure she would have to be someone beautiful [laughs]!
Playing a father is something that you do for the first time in your career. Right?
I have played a father just once before which was in Ghar Ki Chiraag but there too the child belonged to my wife Neelam and Rajesh Khanna. Thank goodness, this time around the child is of my own [laughs]!