Dishoom is another hit in your career. Do you feel like a star?
It is my 7th release and all hits. Do I feel like a star? I do. But then I remind myself I've a long way to go. So there isn't much time to feel like a star. Dishoom opened decently. But the rains created havoc with the opening. We were worried. But then past weekend it held on well in the second week and then we heaved a sigh of relief. I am very happy for myself and for my brother Rohit.
Why aren't you doing the sequel to Student Of The Year?
Nooooo! I was student three years ago. I can't remain a student any longer. I've graduated.
I don't think that would work either. I can still play the student. But not in this film. It wouldn't be exciting for me to do and the audience to watch. I think its smart move to do a sequel to Student Of The Year with a new cast. Punit Malhotra is directing it. And Tiger Shroff who is playing the lead ticks all the right boxes.
Do you miss doing things guys your age do?
I don't get time to do fun things. Most of the time I am happy doing what I am doing. I get to live my dream. If I didn't love what I was doing I wouldn't do it.
What about the lack of privacy?
Yes, that is a bother. But I've made peace with the prying eyes. They are doing their job. I am doing mine. I've tricks to dodge personal questions.
Like you recently said the man seen with your alleged girlfriend was your twin?
But it was my twin!
How do you keep your head on your shoulder?
The people who are close to me keep me grounded. Even if I do get carried away-since I am at that age when I can get swayed by success-I am immediately pulled back to earth. It's extremely important to have friends outside the film industry.