By Eye TV India Bureau
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Do you believe in a movie carrying a message?
Do you trust in the media's role?
Yes, an actor can only draw attention. The people have huge faith in the media, so they believe in its news despite it being untrue.
Are you turning a director with your 'U Me Aur Hum'?
Yes. After I developed the script, I liked it so much that I decided to go ahead and direct it. I love doing more behind the camera. I used to do this before 'Phool Aur Kaante'.
How did Kajol agree to act in 'U Me Aur Hum'?
Kajol loved the script and decided to do it. After all, we are both actors.
What's the animated film 'Toonpur' all about? Is it a gift to your daughter Nysa?
I am doing the film, but it's not just for Nysa. I loved the script so I decided to do it and I'm yet to start shooting, as the pre-production takes long.
Are there any digs at Aamir Khan and Shah Rukh Khan in 'Halla Bol'?
No, whatever I have done in the film is as according to the script. I had no intention of making digs at anyone in the film. I am not happy about it, but there are many things related with the release of a film that an actor has no control over.
Don't you feel that you lack friends in the industry? You seem to avoid socializing, isn't it?
This isn't true. I have my set of friends in the industry. I don't attend cine parties, though.