Will we see Twinkle returning to cinema as well?Never. Nothing can bring her back to cinema.
How different is the film-making process now from your time?It’s very different. We used to take two years to complete a film, and sometimes, we used to be told on the sets that the scenes are still being written. Everything today is pre-planned. All the departments contribute equally to the creative process now. Earlier, these discussions were limited to directors and actors only.
Who, according to you, in the current lot is the most talented actor?I think Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are doing a fabulous job. I have worked with Deepika, and I think she is very talented, focused, disciplined and beautiful.
How supportive has Akshay Kumar been after Rajesh Khanna passed away?Akshay Kumar is more than a son to me. What I love about him is that there is never a dull moment with him. He is always up to some nonsense. I remember once I was trying to call a pandit (priest) and called Akshay instead. I didn’t see the number properly and dialled it incorrectly. Someone answered in a sleepy voice and said ‘ek kaam karo apne jamai ki puri seva karo’ (Serve your son-in-law). That’s when I realised it was Akshay and not the pandit. He is mad and very naughty and I love that.‘Akshay is always up to some Nonsense’