Kajol & Aamir Talk Fanaa ~Watch Online~
Interestingly enough, the conversation wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t just centered around Fanaa. ThereÃ¢â¬â¢s more than enough fodder in this one to feed gossip mongers for a long, long time. They start of the conversation with first impressions of each other. Aamir didnÃ¢â¬â¢t even hesitate for a fraction of a second to say that at their first meeting, he thought that Kajol was brash!
Kajol countered that by saying that she didnÃ¢â¬â¢t even have an impression of him. The only impression that she would have liked to make at that time was that of her fingernails on his neck! Under all that banter, one can easily sense the strong camaraderie between the two! It does take a great comfort level to tell someone that you didnÃ¢â¬â¢t like them at the first meeting, after all!
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The two went on to discuss a whole lot of topics, under the sun. They chatted on everything from what makes them choose a film, to what they like and dislike about each other. In fact, this was the first time that Aamir even spoke about his broken marriage to Reena. He said that he still cherished the time he had spent with her. With time, he has learned not to be judgmental of others. For Kajol, her marriage helped her find and accept the grey areas in life.
The entire conversation ended on a light note, with them talking about each others positive and negative points. A rare interview, it was indeed refreshing to see that they didnÃ¢â¬â¢t just give diplomatic answers heard a zillion times, before. And now letÃ¢â¬â¢s hope that this off-screen chemistry translates just as perfectly onscreen, as well.
Following is snippet of the chat transcript.
Aamir: I know itÃ¢â¬â¢s a little late in the day but its Kajal or Kajol??
A:Kajol, I have been calling you Kajal throughout the (making of) film.
A:You havenÃ¢â¬â¢t corrected me.
K:I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t feel like correcting you at that point of time (laughs).
A:You know interestingly, when I heard the script for the first time, I simply loved the script and I said there is only one person I can see in the role of Zooni and that is KajalÃ¢â¬Â¦. Kajol. (Kajol laughsÃ¢â¬Â¦.) and there is only one problem Ã¢â¬â? if she is in the film I might not be in it.
K:(Laughs)Ã¢â¬Â¦I donÃ¢â¬â¢t know whether to slap you or call and say thank you for the compliment.
A:And then I said if she even hears that I am in the film, she will say no!
K:You have such a high opinion of me!
A:I never thought actually we will get down to working together.
K:YeahÃ¢â¬Â¦. I know what you meanÃ¢â¬Â¦. It seemed kind of impossible thenÃ¢â¬Â¦.
A:Because we are supposed to have completely different styles of acting or working.
K:I have to share something with you AamirÃ¢â¬Â¦ I have to tell you a little trade secret I donÃ¢â¬â¢t know whether you know this as yet or notÃ¢â¬Â¦. but your FIRST (her emphasis) take is the best shot ever!
K:Yes it isÃ¢â¬Â¦ Kunal and me have already discussed this several timesÃ¢â¬Â¦. that your first take is usually your bestÃ¢â¬Â¦
A:Well I am glad to hear thatÃ¢â¬Â¦.Well but I donÃ¢â¬â¢t go for that many takes. What is your experience? I mean people tell stories that I take 50 takes and all thatÃ¢â¬Â¦ Is that what you think?? (looks at her meaningfullyÃ¢â¬Â¦)
K:Well (points towards the camera) we are on TV nowÃ¢â¬Â¦ (laughs)Ã¢â¬Â¦. No, really, jokes apart, but I think for sure that you have chilled out. I think you are much more confident now, at least thatÃ¢â¬â¢s what I look at it asÃ¢â¬Â¦ (Aamir saysÃ¢â¬Â¦ Ã¢â¬ÅrightÃ¢â¬Â¦ more relaxedÃ¢â¬Â?Ã¢â¬Â¦) yeah you are more coolerÃ¢â¬Â¦ much cooler.
A:What was your first impression of me, thenÃ¢â¬Â¦. back then?
K:I didnÃ¢â¬â¢t have an impression, reallyÃ¢â¬Â¦. The only impression that I wanted to make was my finger marks on your neck at that point of timeÃ¢â¬Â¦ but beyond that I thought thatÃ¢â¬Â¦ I still do think that you are completely 300 per cent into your jobÃ¢â¬Â¦ and a little too into your jobÃ¢â¬Â¦ But thatÃ¢â¬â¢s okayÃ¢â¬Â¦ I like you besides thatÃ¢â¬Â¦ despite all thisÃ¢â¬Â¦ you are not such a bad guyÃ¢â¬Â¦ Now, what was your impression?
A:WellÃ¢â¬Â¦ My impression of you wasÃ¢â¬Â¦ quite pathetic to begin withÃ¢â¬Â¦ (Kajol interruptsÃ¢â¬Â¦ Ã¢â¬Åsounds familiarÃ¢â¬Â?Ã¢â¬Â¦) yeahÃ¢â¬Â¦ I kind of felt that you were really brash and difficult to deal with.
K:(interrupts) You can say bratÃ¢â¬Â¦itÃ¢â¬â¢s okayÃ¢â¬Â¦
A:BrashÃ¢â¬Â¦ and thenÃ¢â¬Â¦ (a long pause) Actually after doing Fanaa it hasnÃ¢â¬â¢t changeÃ¢â¬Â¦ No it HASÃ¢â¬Â¦ it was a real pleasure to work with you I have to say. And I really enjoyed itÃ¢â¬Â¦ ItÃ¢â¬â¢s very few times (that) I can say that to an actorÃ¢â¬Â¦ You know that I had such a good time working with youÃ¢â¬Â¦
K:Thank you! Ditto and vice versaÃ¢â¬Â¦ I really thought I will kill you within the first schedule but, surprisingly, we both survivedÃ¢â¬Â¦ naÃ¢â¬Â¦
A:I think we both have grown older and are more maturedÃ¢â¬Â¦
K:Yeah, we have maturedÃ¢â¬Â¦
A:Tell me one thingÃ¢â¬Â¦ I wanted to ask youÃ¢â¬Â¦. We have not had this conversation actuallyÃ¢â¬Â¦ How do you select a film, to begin withÃ¢â¬Â¦?
K:First and foremost, it HAS to be a good script otherwise I wonÃ¢â¬â¢t do itÃ¢â¬Â¦ no matter what.
A:And then, once you select how do you approach the role or your character Ã¢â¬â? how do you go about working on itÃ¢â¬Â¦???
K:Wait waitÃ¢â¬Â¦.. this is a question I think I wanted to ask you thisÃ¢â¬Â¦ I am more instinctive and you are more scientific about itÃ¢â¬Â¦. Logically thinkingÃ¢â¬Â¦ I am sure by now you must have all the steps worked out so please tell me exactly how that happensÃ¢â¬Â¦
A:IÃ¢â¬â¢ll tell you but first you tell meÃ¢â¬Â¦ I asked you na?
K:I am telling youÃ¢â¬Â¦ I am instinctive. I do what I likeÃ¢â¬Â¦ I go by gut (feeling) if I like itÃ¢â¬Â¦. if I really really like it, if I think it will workÃ¢â¬Â¦ my gut says yes go for it. I go for itÃ¢â¬Â¦
A:But once you have said yes to the film and then there is, may be four to six months before we can start shooting itÃ¢â¬Â¦ do you think about the characterÃ¢â¬Â¦
K:NoÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬Â¦ I donÃ¢â¬â¢t sit down and think about itÃ¢â¬Â¦. I do think sometimes. I think about Ã¢â¬â? oh you know when we do this particular sceneÃ¢â¬Â¦ exactly what will I doÃ¢â¬Â¦ I should keep my body language like thisÃ¢â¬Â¦. once in a while, but I am not a conscious planner at allÃ¢â¬Â¦I go with the flowÃ¢â¬Â¦
A:I like to get into the head of the character and thatÃ¢â¬â¢s what I try to (do) and when I get that then everything else flows for meÃ¢â¬Â¦. (laughs) Sometimes, I donÃ¢â¬â¢t get the head right till the end of the shootingÃ¢â¬Â¦ I am still searching for the head.
K:How do you choose a film???
A:There are three things that are really important for meÃ¢â¬Â¦ the script, the director and producerÃ¢â¬Â¦ only then I do a film. I mean only then I say yes to a filmÃ¢â¬Â¦
K:No wonderÃ¢â¬Â¦. you have only done one film in FIVE yearsÃ¢â¬Â¦(laughs)Ã¢â¬Â¦ also these rumours say that you sit on editing, get involved in post-productionÃ¢â¬Â¦ really get, like, into it completelyÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬Â¦. Do you actually do that???
A:At timesÃ¢â¬Â¦ if I am invited by the director or the producer I doÃ¢â¬Â¦
K:SoÃ¢â¬Â¦ have you sat on Fanaa and cut my role?? Ã¢â¬Â¦
A:Well NOÃ¢â¬Â¦ actually noÃ¢â¬Â¦
K:(Laughs)Ã¢â¬Â¦Like everyone has been claiming you have cut my role or as it isÃ¢â¬Â¦
A:Kahan yaarÃ¢â¬Â¦but Kunal and Adi called me to see the film and they wanted my response. So I saw the film and then sat with them for about four to five days because when I saw the film there was not much that I had to commentÃ¢â¬Â¦ there were a few minor things, but I gave my input whatever I feltÃ¢â¬Â¦ what they liked they took, what they didnÃ¢â¬â¢t like they didnÃ¢â¬â¢tÃ¢â¬Â¦
K:I want to ask you something generallyÃ¢â¬Â¦ When Kunal told me that Aamir is doing the filmÃ¢â¬Â¦I thought to myself that when I meet Aamir, HE will be of a certain wayÃ¢â¬Â¦ be a certain kind of personÃ¢â¬Â¦ and you were Ã¢â¬Â¦ I have to say that you came in with no expectationsÃ¢â¬Â¦ How did you do that??
When I saw you and when we worked and when we met and things like thatÃ¢â¬Â¦ the script reading and all thatÃ¢â¬Â¦ you were very warm. I mean I would like to say you are very openÃ¢â¬Â¦ didnÃ¢â¬â¢t you feel that you needed toÃ¢â¬Â¦ didnÃ¢â¬â¢t you feel that, Ã¢â¬ËOh my God, I hated her when I saw herÃ¢â¬Â¦ when I was working with her, she is not really the nicest personÃ¢â¬Â¦ when I meet her now, what is it going to be likeÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬â¢
A:I was apprehensive about thatÃ¢â¬Â¦ Besides we had not met for yearsÃ¢â¬Â¦ andÃ¢â¬Â¦
K:I know I wasÃ¢â¬Â¦ I was apprehensiveÃ¢â¬Â¦ I was thinking, Ã¢â¬ËOH MY GODÃ¢â¬Â¦how is he going to be likeÃ¢â¬Â¦ whatÃ¢â¬â¢s the whole dealÃ¢â¬Â¦Ã¢â¬â¢ How will we deal together??Ã¢â¬â¢ I mean I did think about itÃ¢â¬Â¦
A:Adi and Kunal were convinced that there will be fireworks and the film will stop mid way and allÃ¢â¬Â¦. but yeah I was apprehensiveÃ¢â¬Â¦ to be totally honestÃ¢â¬Â¦ I have always respected you as an actorÃ¢â¬Â¦.
I have always like your work tremendouslyÃ¢â¬Â¦So on a certain level I was really looking forward to do this film with you and I was just hoping that it went wellÃ¢â¬Â¦ So I was a Ã¢â¬Â¦.creatively I was so sure that you were so right for the roleÃ¢â¬Â¦