Saif Ali Khan’s life is rolling with all the ingredients of a perfect picture
Love Aaj Kal, what are the things you have learnt to do/not do as a producer?
I think that the food should be good and people should get paid on time.
You have two get-ups in the promos of
Love Aaj Kal. Is it a double role?
Not really. The story is primarily about Jai who doesn’t believe in love. Jai follows his head; not his heart. But he comes across this person who tells him about his story when he was younger — I am playing that role too.
It’s quite confusing.
When you see the film it will be quite clear. Obviously Imtiaz is not going to make a film that's confusing. But there is a story within this story which involves a sardar.
How difficult was it to play a sardar?
It wasn’t so difficult. Costume designer Dolly aunty has been so perfect in dressing my character that a lot of sardarjis would be very proud to see an accurate and honourable representation.
Do you think you make a good pair with Deepika Padukone?
It looks refreshing; nice for a change. She is a new face and I have never worked with her before. Also, she has got a very Indian, grounded and mature quality onscreen. I feel her personality grounds my personality onscreen, just like Rani Mukherjee did. Maybe I am a little western and she is a little earthy. The mix makes for interesting onscreen chemistry.
Kareena was very keen to be part of this film. Being a producer you could have recommended her name.
Yeah but none of my directors listen to me [laughs]. We are looking forward to doing our next film
One has the feeling, a lot of love is happening in your real life
It’s true I have got a lot of love going on in my life, which is a good thing.
There is a kiss between Deepika and you in the film. Are there any other intimate scenes?
There are no more intimate scenes, fortunately otherwise …
Has Kareena watched the film?
Yes, she liked it.