Q. It's pretty strange to see you in a jungle right now. A. Well it's bit scary at the moment. Actually we are shooting for our forthcoming film and let me add here it's a very dense jungle. Q. Aren't you scared of the jungle? A. No, I am not scared right now because there are lots many people form the film unit all around. We are shooting right now but I am pretty sure that if i were to be left alone here in a jungle like this, I would be shit scared.
Its pretty strange to see you in a jungle right now.
Well its bit scary at the moment. Actually we are shooting for our forthcoming film and let me add here its a very dense jungle.
Arent you scared of the jungle?
No, I am not scared right now so because there are lots many people form the film unit all around. We are shooting right now but I am pretty sure that if i were to be left alone here in a jungle like this, I would be shit scared.
Tell us a bit about the film you are shooting right now?
The film is called Rama - The Saviour and the shooting for the film is on right now. The film has many kids in it, its also got too much of action and drama all rolled into one. This film is going to be my next release and I am really looking forward for the release of this film.
How about your role in the film? I just saw you wearing strange costume for the film.
Well the costume is surely a secret at this stage of the film. Its a well-kept secret so far. The film is not really like Tarzan but is more of an action adventure movie. Its a film meant for kids and has loads of action adventure in it. At this stage it would be bit difficult for me to reveal the plot of the film but all I can add here is that a bunch of kids get lost in the jungle and then what happens afterwards and who comes to their rescue is all there in the film.
Ok fine, tell me who comes to their rescue.
It has to be Rama because the film is called Rama - The Saviour(laughs).
Its also being said that you have done lots of stunts for the film, tell us more?
Yes, I have done action stunts for this film and I took an exhaustive training for the same. This is going to be my first action adventure film where I have done lots of action stunts. They all were leg breaking action stunts.
Judging by what you have said about the film, I guess too many locations would have been used to shoot the film?
Yeah, right now you can see this dilapidated place in the jungles of Film City. In the film we discover this place when we are lost in the jungle. We have shot the film in Bangkok and parts of Thailand. The film was shot in mountains, beaches, rivers, jungles you name it.
Since you have done action for the first time, you must have also got tons of bruises.
Quite a lot. When we were shooting in Bangkok and doing those action stunts, while doing rehearsals or while doing takes I used to fall down many times, while crossing the river too it used to happen often with me. The end result being that after the end of the schedule there were loads of scratches everywhere on my body. But I guess thats ok, thats the pain one goes through while shooting a film. The end result that translates on the silverscreen makes you forget the pain and is something to feel proud about.
The Great Khali is also a part of this film, are you excited shooting the film with him?
Yes, in the last one month I had loads of action in my life on and off screen. The excitement level concerning Khali is surely there. He belongs to the WWE fraternity; I guess thats the only part that remains. Khali will come and finish that also.
Will there be any action scene between you and The Great Khali?
Hopefully. Well its going to be quite exciting. While shooting for the film he wont really punch me. We are trying to get him ASAP.
Do you follow WWE games religiously?
Not much, very little. I have seen him sometimes on screen. Recently he has been in news quite a lot.
Any post reaction on the imbroglio you had with Nana Patekar while shooting for film Horn Ok Please.
I am perfectly but what can I say. Its very difficult to forget few things but if you were to forget these things for sometimes then its good. When the appropriate time comes then you remember it.
Are you following IPL matches?
To be very honest I dont have much interest in cricket matches. I have not seen too many cricket matches in my life. But if you were to ask me which team I am rooting for then my answer would be Kolkata team. I am a Bengali and am form Kolkata though originally I am form Bihar but I have been brought up in Kolkata.
Lastly, any comments on the cheerleaders?
Cheerleaders are fine in my own personal opinion. Its cool may be they should be given bit longer skirts (laughs).
Thanks a lot.