It’s really never happened, but it would be fun. Like any woman I would bask in all the attention. Are you likely to woo a man? Hmmm, I think once in a way it’s fun for a woman to chase a man. I would enjoy wooing a man, who is not paying me too much attention, because I would love to know the reason. He’ll definitely keep me on my toes. So what traits in a man would attract you? At first instant it would be the way he carries himself. That would be in the way he greets me, my family and in the way he treats the help in the house. But of course with time, it has to be about how bright he is, how good a conversationalist, how emotionally intelligent etcetera. The list is long indeed! Have you met anyone like that? I have met a lot of interesting men. But no one has managed to have an effect on me in that way for a while. There were rumours about you being close to Sanjay Gupta and Arshad Warsi! As long as the people concerned and my family know what the truth is, I don’t think I have to clarify rumours. What made you take up the role of a nerd with negative shades in Jai Veeru? Okay, so the film and I are not getting rave reviews but I don’t regret doing it. I signed it four years back during my lean phase.
Things have taken off since, but it does not take away the fact that I was signed when I was fed up of people telling me that I was talented and beautiful but not offering me work. Otherwise what attracts you to a film? I leave it to my gut feel! My biggest high is when a filmmaker tells me that no one but I can do the film. Shoojit Sircar’s Johnny Mastana (earlier Shoebite) is special because the director told me that. In Johnny Mastana, you are married to a UK-based businessman and in Kissan you are married to a son of the soil. In real life, would the professions matter to you? For marriage, lot more things come into play, other than a person’s profession. Like how grounded he is, how he gets along with his and my family, how independent he is and his values . What does marriage mean to you? It’s a life-long journey between two individuals. Are you a romantic person? Yes, very. I’m very romantic for my family and all my close friends as well. I love pampering my close ones with gifts and surprises. Is a candle-lit dinner the ultimate in romance for you? No. The most romantic gesture I have seen is when a man notices his partner is uncomfortable in a crowded room and without uttering a word he goes across and puts his arm around her. Not a single word spoken, but everything said by that gesture.