One 2 Ka 4: The Aftermath
The film took a long time in the making.
How did you guys manage to make the film look fresh?
Thatís due to three south Indians in the
film Ė Shashilal Nair, S Kumar an AR Rahman. Even editor
Hussain Burmawala contributed. Director Nair has done a good
job. We changed a lot of dialogues during the dubbing stages.
We cut out a lot of scenes. In the start of the film Jackie
and I are discussing something else. But we dubbed it
differently. There is one scene where we had to show the
eldest girl. But she had grown up a lot. So we decided not to
show her face and showed some other girl from the back
Are you happy?
Yes I am. I did break my leg twice during the making of the
film. Juhi broke her leg once. Shashida too broke his leg
once. But we all had fun doing the film. We are a great team.
Why arenít you in your trademark
humourous style in this film?
The film was very different when it started off. Karisma
Kapoor was to do the lead role. But we changed the film. Juhi
was not keen to take on a Haryanvi accent and do a funny role.
She had done one earlier in a Tamil accent with the hero Aamir
Khan and a few kids before in Hum Hain Rahi Pyar Ke. But we
convinced her. Then there was this other element of the
character changing after the interval. She was game for the
idea and then the film changed.
Does your wife Gauri like this film?
No, not at all. She does not like me in humourous roles at
all. She feels I am not funny at all. She feels that I do not
have a sense of humour. I have a scene in this film where I am
under the shower and my hair is on my face. She says I look
very ugly in the film.
Which film of yours did she like then?
She says that she only liked me in Mohabbatein. She likes me
in such roles only.
Which heroes does she like?
She likes only Aamir Khanís and Sanjay Duttís films. She
feels that they are good actors.
What about your son?
He has a better taste. He feels that I act well. And he is my
Do you like the way the media has been
See, let me put it this way. I have worked with directors
I want to and have been surrounded by friends from the media,
because we think alike. It is all by choice. But generally I
have been a darling of the media
Donít be funny, you have had fights with the media too.
Yes. But my parents always advised me to pick up people my
size. And I have done so. A few years back, when I was a small
actor and just into filmdom, a few people took the liberties
of writing a lot against me. I used to get very upset and go
and beat them up. I also abused them on phone and also almost
got jailed for all my activities. But now I feel that I am too
big for them. So I donít beat them up.
It is rumoured that you have taken over
the project of Devdas and are producing the film yourself?
The news is not true. I have not taken over the project. A
journalist called up and insisted that I had taken over the
film. I said that I didnít. But he printed what he wanted
Are you having financial problems
because of Bharat Shahís arrest?
No. But Devdas, the film financed by Bharat Shah is
suffering. So we decided to take the matter in our hands.
Sanjay Bhansali, the director, Aishwarya Rai and Madhuri Dixit
the heroines are generally trying to adjust our dates and are
completing the film. And we are not taking any money