How much fun did you all have on the sets of Humshakals?
Sajid is great fun; it is always fun working with him. With Sajid, he is either happy or not laughing at all; there is no emotion in between for him. When you are with him, you too will laugh a lot.
How was it to play a woman in the film?
I have done this one before for Aashiq. It was fun. We just had to copy Sajid (laughs). Riteish perfected the look of a woman, I think. I was fine with not looking that great as a woman. Like muscles in bikini obviously looks bad (laughs), but it is difficult to dance in heels, it's amazing how these girls do it.
Humshakals is a commercial comedy. I don't think I could have done a film like this 10 years back. Dil Chahata Hai was more urban, it was more me. This one has a lot more to perform. It's a triple role, so you are playing three personalities so it's very challenging.
Have you been experimenting deliberately with the kind of roles you have been doing?
Of course it is a deliberate decision. It is not easy to experiment, but I think I can do different kind of roles, with more confidence, so I am enjoying that. I took some time to learn my craft, and now I have a little control over the same. I think I can pull off Bullet Raja, whether it works or not is not in my hands, but as an actor I want to try and do different things to entertain the audience.
Why do you think Bullet Raja didn't work?
I was little disappointed. Because I liked the film, otherwise you know something is not going to work. But Bullet Raja I really think was a great film. May be the film was good but my time wasn't. Everything is very important, the marketing, the publicity, production.
If the right thing happens, sure I would. As of now I am happy doing films. When I get some free time I like to balance it between my children, my mother and wife. And television tends to take up too much time.
What are your future projects?
We are making a documentary on my father. We are trying to acquire as much footage as possible. Back then there wasn't much footage. There are lots that he has done. Other than that I have a film with Parineeti Chopra which is a romantic comedy, my daughter is huge fan of hers, she thinks Parineeti is the best actress. I am doing one more film with Kangana Ranaut. I think she is perfect for that role; it is love story by Reema Kagti.
Saif Ali Khan has lots to offer with his upcoming projects. We wish Humshakals proves to be a huge success for him and entertains all his fans and they all go 'Oh! Wow!'