Dino Morea flew down to Chennai recently for a celebrity tennis match with Vijay Amritraj and others. "I've played tennis professionally. And if I wasn't an actor you'd have seen me in the tennis courts."
Dino's favourite director these days is Sooraj Barjatya. "I really like the feeling of having my family around. I've a large house. And it felt empty… until my brothers moved in for New Year's Eve with my parents. Suddenly I feel so much more fulfilled and complete. It's really nice to have a family to come back to at the end of the day."
While Dino's parents have gone back to Bangalore, his brothers Nicolo and Santino have decided to stay on. "They'll be part of my production house which I'm starting now."
Dino Morea is ready to launch his production house Clockwork Films. "I'll be playing one of the leads. But for the title role I need another actor. Now that the script is ready we'll approach the actor I want."
So what happened with Nelly Furtado on New Year's Eve at Shah Rukh Khan's party ? "Nothing! Absolutely nothing. I don't know why such a hullabaloo was made about my meeting with Nelly. It was brief and formal. I told her, 'I'd love to spend the whole night talking to you. That's it. Nowadays I'm too much into my work to be in the flirty mood," says Dino whose next release is Vikram Bhatt's Life Main Kabhi Kabhi.
"It's about a group of friends —Aftab Shivdasani, Sammir Dattani and me who take different routes in life and finally meet up at the end. It's a superb script and if all goes well, it'll be Vikram's best film since Raaz where I played the lead. I've my fingers crossed."