Did you think you disappointed a section of loyalists by taking that risk?
One of my oldest friends Vinay Misra was one of the few people to see the first cut of Rockstar. After watching it he said that he did not like the movie a bit. I am used to that response by now. As long as they are honest enough to let me know, I am happy being criticised. I am unfortunately surrounded by people who don't think much of me anyway.
This film has been quite a roller-coaster ride for you. Have you changed as a person post Rockstar?
I have become thinner for sure (laughs). And yes, I think I have become a little more real. I have become more accepting of people.
What's your favourite 2011 film?
It's Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. And I don't just say it because a friend has made it. I am in fact more dismissive of my friends than foes. But I was quite moved by the film, especially in the end. The poetry and the last scene where they escape the bulls were lovely moments for me.