you thank your upbringing at this point?
"What saw me through, more than anything, was that I realized I
had broken the law. I was caught. And there's nothing more any one
could do about that. I think it was a very gentlemanly atmosphere in
terms of the officers, the zonal director, superintendent Keith
Sanchez or Rosario. They are all thorough gentlemen themselves.
reason to behave otherwise. I just conducted myself the normal
way. It was very normal behavior. For when you are caught for
something, you have to own up for what you have done.You have to
take things in your stride and just take it from there. Most
importantly, I do feel sorry for what I did, and I guess that must
have gone in my favour."
you think the controversy pumped up the film ('Pyar Tune Kya Kiya')
because suddenly there was a lot of hype around you? Do you think it
helped the movie by keeping it in the news?
"I really have no patience to answer this question. But the
theory is, yes, it definitely did add publicity to not just 'Pyar
Tune…' but also my other films that were on the floors; including
'Hum Ho Gaye Aapke'. But to what extent, so far I can't answer that.
I'll have to look at box-office statistics to know exactly. But yes,
my films were definitely in the news and they definitely did receive
more publicity after this full thing happened. I really have no idea
whether it helped for the better or worse." "I have a long
legacy of Khans. I have to choose starting from my father, uncles,
Shah Rukh, Aamir, Salman.I've got to live up to a lot with all these
guys. They aren't going to make my life exactly easy."
message to your fans who could have been a little disappointed with
"I'm sure I did disappoint them somewhere down the line. I have
got a lot of mail, but at the same time they were really happy that
I owned up to what I did. They really appreciated that. A lot of
them came to see me, wrote lots of letters through newspapers,
mails, and it gave me courage. I would also like to thank my friends
and family members for all their love and support during this crisis
that I faced. But the message I would like to give is that if you
come across someone like that or discover something about someone
which may deeply affect you, don't shun that person, don't reject
them. Give them the love and support they need. That's the only
thing that can bring them back, give them strength back so they can
fight anything in life."
said. So that explains the 'chemistry' between you and your 'Love Ke
Liye Kuch Bhi Karega' gal, Twinkle, as well.
find Twinkle extremely attractive as well. She is beautiful. As I
said, as actors we have been given a job, we have to do it. If our
films work out well on screen, that doesn't mean anything else. It's
just that you are working well. There's nothing more or nothing
less. Yet the fact that Twinkle and me have known each other so
long, since we were kids, that itself sets a comfort level. And you
are not worried about making mistakes in that sense. We trust each
other as people and actors."