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No bad blood between me and Himesh: Dino

Actor Dino Morea denies claims that Himesh Reshammiya has decided to "boycott" him.
None | By Subhash K. Jha (Indo-Asian News Service), Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2006 01:19 PM IST

The music world is abuzz with rumours that composer Himesh Reshammiya has decided to "boycott" Dino Morea, but the actor denies it and says they are good friends.

"How can a music director boycott an actor? People have fertile imaginations. Me? I'd rather be fertile in more productive ways. I have no patience with such rubbish. Himesh has denied it. Himesh and I are friends," Dino told IANS.

"Even before this super-successful phase started in his career, he gave super-yummy music in Ishq HaiTumse for Bipasha and me. Himesh is doing music in three of my forthcoming films -- one to be directed by Pavan Kaul and two by Ananth Mahadevan," said Dino.

The rumours started after the surprise success of Aksar where Reshammiya shared screen space with Dino and Emraan Hashmi in his zingy title track Jhalak dikhla jaa.

According to a reliable source: "Some people in the industry feel they have a monopoly over Reshammiya. They feel he has given a majority of his hits for them and therefore should remain exclusive to them.

"This was a very poor attempt to create an imaginary rift with between Reshammiya and Dino just to keep the actor out of the Reshammiya sweepstakes."

Dino is baffled by rumours about dispute with Reshammiya.

"I don't know where and how these rumours started. But I am having a ball. In spite of bad reviews, Aksar and Tom Dick & Harry made money. I am having a ball shooting for Apoorva Lakhia. My co-star is a new, very confident girl called Tarina," said Dino.

The actor is shooting a short feature film with Lakhia called Sex On The Beach.

When asked him does he enjoy working with newcomers, Dino said: "I was lucky for Bipasha in Raaz, not so lucky for Onjali in Holiday.

Let's see. Apoorva is shooting this flick like an international product. Early in my career I had shot an Alisha Chinai music video with Apu. Now we are both different people."

Apart from acting Dino enjoys watching football matches and stayed up almost all night to see his country of origin Italy (his dad is Italian) win the World Cup.

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