About your new look in Dil Dhadakne Do
I love experimenting and reinventing. I have taken too many risks, dangerous risks. People expect me to do tapori roles and I go and do Eeshwar, Lamhe, Biwi No 1, Taal, Welcome or a small cameo. I have kept doing out of the box things. For Dil Dhadakne Do, when Zoya and I met, we got some references for the character. My look came out the same. It was a creative collaboration.
Experience whileworking with Zoya
It is not about how young you are. It is about who stimulates you to do better work. Zoya persuaded me for a year and half for this film.
Similarities between you and the character
I am completely the opposite. I am friendly and democratic but in the film he is a dominating patriarch, a control freak who feels he can get away with anything as he has money.
Do you dominate your children in real life?
No, they dominate me!
When my children are taking advantage of me being friendly, Sunita is there to remind me. I don’t know what is right and wrong as a parent. I feel we must let our children be the way they are, let them learn from their mistakes but stop them from doing glaring mistakes.
Secret behind your 30-year-long married life?
The secret is being positive and having fun, you have to have a sense of humour. I am happy with my marriage. We all have plus and minus points, we need to adjust and overlook certain points. Marriage is about compromise. I am quite blessed to have Sunita in my life. According to my friends I am what I am today because of her. But there has been some contribution from my end too (laughs).
Rhea and Sonam are making a name for themselves. Are you a proud father?
I am very happy with the response they are getting.
Ranveer Singh and you, both of you are energetic. Do you see yourself in Ranveer?
Yes a lot… it is very uncanny.