Q. Is Raajneeti your toughest act ever?
I’ve found a lot of my work challenging or equally challenging as Raajneeti. I found New York to be a great challenge. Even Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani was challenging in a way. But because the content of Prakash Jha films is always serious, the role becomes tougher, realistic and serious.
But the work and the effort you put into the film is equal. Yes, I’ll have to agree that in Raajneeti, a lot of extra effort went into portraying my role. I had to get a particular manner of lingo for the film and I delivered it.
Q. Did you underplay yourself in Raajneeti?
No. I can say ‘yes’ and sound intelligent but the fact is that I haven’t underplayed myself. From day one, I related to the script. I never thought I’d get to play the role with so many emotions and believe me, I would react to those in the similar way as to what I had reacted in the film. I just played myself more than I underplayed my role. Sometimes, I can be wrong and sometimes right, but I’m destined to do well at the box office.
Q. You’re shooting for Dostana 2 in London?
Oh yes! It’s been a long, long time that I’ve shot a film in my home town. I’m shooting Dostana 2 in London after Namastey London. I’m looking forward to work with Abhishek Bachchan & John Abraham because I’ve worked with both these actors before. It’s going to be a lot of fun!