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'Nandita is still dear to me'

Hot hunk Dino Morea talks about his past relation with Nandita Mahtani and his single status.

india Updated: Feb 06, 2006 15:50 IST

Dino Morea talks about his past relation with Nandita Mahtani and his single status.

After fashion designer Nandita Mahtani walked out of your life, how are you taking your single status?
I am happy being single because now I am able to concentrate on my work. I have been through good and bad times of life and if I look back, I can confidently say that those were the good days of my life. But, I am satisfied with the way things are moving in my life at present.

What led to your break-up with Nandita?
Nadita is my past but is still a dear friend of mine. I have lot of respect for her but like I said this time I am giving more time to my work than to my relations.

Do rumours, linking you up with glam girls, bother you?
No, it doesn't really matter to me because I don't give much importance to them. As far as I remember, media started associating me to models and actresses from the very first day I stepped into this field. People link you up with anyone without having any substance in it. So, the best way is to just listen and forget about it as soon as possible.

How do you feel being out of the popular league of directors like Karan Johar?
I think it's a matter of luck. I want to work with such people. I know that if they give me an opportunity, I will exceed their expectations. But to catch their attention, I need one hit at least. I think hit films have remained elusive to me till now. Anything, which sets the box office ringing, opens new and better avenues. So, I am waiting for the right time.

First Published: Feb 06, 2006 12:04 IST