Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam is similar in scale and grandeur to Ram-Leela. How old were you when it released (in 1999)?Deepika: I was only 13! Ranveer: I don’t know... you guys tell me! I was always ‘ganit mein fail’. Well, I was actually 14 years old and loved the song, Nimboora. But, it’s not my favourite Bhansali film. I like his darker stuff like Khamoshi and Black.
We recently reported that audiences take trailers as seriously as the film itself. Do you think the success of a trailer is vital for the film’s success?Deepika: The audiences are smart and perceptive and the pressure to deliver a good trailer is very high. Even in that 1 minute-30 second long video, they have the power to decide if they like or dislike the film. You recovered from a bad case of Dengue fever recently. But tell us, what brought on this Loveria you have been talking about?Ranveer: (Fumbles jokingly) Woh actually...you know...Can I have some water... (Laughs).I had dengue fever and the doctor gave me a list of medicines but I had no idea about their side effects. That talk of Loveria was because of the medicines that made me loopy. Sorry Deepika! Question by contest winner Aashita: I read that you did a recce of Delhi University and the city for your film, Band Baaja Baraat.Ranveer: That was a really fun trip. I posed as a student in a chemistry class in DU and even got caught by the teacher. It ended badly with me trying to escape by running across Hansraj college wearing a Kirorimal hoodie!
Question by contest winner Sakshi: You have worked with many actors, who is your favourite?Deepika: It’s different with everyone. With SRK, we talk about life and films. With Saif it’s fun because he has a great sense of humour. But, I am most comfortable with Ranbir and Ranveer.