'I haven't met Mallika since Murder'
After making tall claims of not kissing, the serial kisser of takes a U-turn. Deepti Kaul has the juicy details. Lip-locked about affairUpdated: Apr 29, 2006 12:21 IST
After making tall claims of not kissing anymore, the serial kisser of Bollywood takes a U-turn. He tells Deepti Kaul the juicy details.
After making tall claims of quitting kissing, you have kissed your co-star in Gangster. Does this mean you are back to lip-locking in films?
I didn't want to kiss in this film. But, when director Anurag Basu narrated the story, we understood that the kiss was an integral part of the film. That is why I did it. It is an underwater kiss and this is the last film in which I am kissing.
Is your image of a serial kisser behind your success? How much of it would you say has contributed to your popularity?
What can I say? I think now the audience have accepted kissing as part of films.
How does your fiancée react when she sees you indulging in steamy scenes on-screen?
Parvin had problems long time back but now she understands that I am an actor and that if there are pros about my profession, there are also cons. Yes, I would be lying if I said that she is indifferent, but I am grateful that she accepts gracefully the fact that I am an actor identified with hot kisses.
You once revealed that you were upset with Mallika Sherawat for hogging the limelight in Murder. What kind of rapport do you share with her at present?
I haven't met Mallika since Murder's release. So, I can't say anything on that.
How was the experience of working with Kangna - your co-star in Gangster?
She is a newcomer but she doesn't seem like one at all. She is a thorough professional. It was a wonderful experience working with her.
Tell us about your forthcoming projects.
I am doing Subhash Ghai's next film God Boy Bad Boy; it's a romantic comedy.
First Published: Apr 29, 2006 12:12 IST