Bollywood brat Salman Khan has scored a hat trick with Tere Naam, Garv and Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. Looking casual in a cream shirt and denims on the audio launch of Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa, Salman answers questions with his usual aplomb.
What do you like about this film?
For starters, my name is not Prem, Sooraj or Raja [smiles]. I play Rishabh. The name has a good sound to it. It is a beautiful love story. The movie is about a husband-wife pair. They are much in love when another woman enters their life. To know what happens next, you will have to watch the film. (Also read: Working with Salman is an absolute pleasure: Bhumika)
What are your hopes for Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa?
I don't like to raise hopes. Because, it then leads to expectations and that fails at some point. I just work. `Jaisa chal raha hain, waisa theek hain.`
It is a love story. So, what is different about this film?
Look, every Friday sees a love story. Maine Pyar Kiya and Hum Aapke Hain Koun! were huge love stories. Murder and Julie is a different breed of love story too. Similarly, Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa is a love story for sure. But it has a lot of innocence, which sets it different. (View gallery: Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa)
How was it working with Atul?
`Mere behnoyi hain, toh ghar pe bhi sunna padta hain, aur sets pe bhi`. Jokes apart, he's been fantastic. `Aap uski acting pe mat jaiye, usne achi picture banayi hain` [laughs].
What do you think about the soundtrack of the movie?
The album has six tracks. There's been an extra effort to ensure that all the songs sound good. Listeners would not have to fast-forward a single track. Be it Tere Naam or DNJAK, we have tried to deliver quality.
It's a second time with Bhumika. How was it working with her?
Bhumika is a sweet, quiet girl, quite an introvert. Very similar to her role in the film. But the difference is that, unlike Tere Naam, here, she gives me the chase.
That brings us to your other pretty co-star, Preity Zinta. How was she to work with?
Preity is lot of fun to work with. Vibrant, chirpy, she's great company. Whenever we have late night schedules, we call Preity Zinta, and the talkaholic keeps us awake with her chitter-chatter. This is my third film with her. And it's been great.
The movie is supposedly inspired from Return To Me. Is that true?
`Aye yaar` …from where do you guys bring all this true news? [Laughs uproariously]. No…but on a serious note, I don't like the term inspired. Yes, we have borrowed a thread from the plot. But that's it. To call it inspired would be wrong.
Tell us something about your home-production, Lucky – No Time For Love?
`Yeh bhi toh meri Home production hain`. It's a Sunil Manchanda-Mukesh Talreja project. My brother-in-law is directing it. We are like brothers. So, it is a home production. Besides, I work with people who are family to me; hence all my films are home productions.
But we would like to know a bit about Lucky…
`Lucky ki baat hum Lucky ki set par karenge`. Not now.
And his allergy towards the press continues… Indiafm