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You must be re­ally kicked about such a big hit un­der your belt? Of course, it goes with­out say­ing that I am very happy.

While work­ing on the film, did you or any other ac­tor feel that Gol­maal Again will gar­ner such huge num­bers?

No, none of us were re­ally ex­pect­ing those num­bers. We knew that we were mak­ing a good film and if peo­ple give it a chance, they will love it. But the kind of num­bers and jump (in num­bers on con­sec­u­tive days) that we are get­ting on week­days, too, is un­heard of. That makes me very happy, and also the fact that the film has not only done good num­bers but has also gone past peo­ple’s ex­pec­ta­tions. Usu­ally, the fourth film of any fran­chise doesn’t gen­er­ate this kind of ex­cite­ment, and that’s why we are ex­cited that it has cre­ated his­tory.

The film’s suc­cess has also brought cheer to box of­fice be­cause not many Hindi films have done well this year. Do you — as an ac­tor – feel sat­is­fied about that?

100%. Ob­vi­ously, there is al­ways a sense of fear if films aren’t do­ing well and so, you won­der, if the au­di­ences are even go­ing to the the­atre to watch films. But the open­ing num­bers of our films so huge that we felt the whole of In­dia had got­ten up and gone to watch the film (laughs). More­over, the film also got good re­views and word of mouth also spread rapidly, so all of that helped. I feel such things (a hit like Gol­maal Again) are, of course, mile­stones. Of course, I felt [ like I was] at the top of the world. From the day I signed the film, I was very ex­cited to get on the sets, be­come a part of this mad­ness and start act­ing. Ro­hit sir re­ally re­spects his ac­tors and spoils them. He is the kind of di­rec­tor, who will make you work the hard­est but you will never feel that you worked hard. The kind of re­spect that you get as an artiste was the most beau­ti­ful ex­pe­ri­ence, and only Ro­hit Shetty can give you that.


Pari­neeti Cho­pra

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