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'When I get married, you'll know'

November 1, 2006
As far as The Last Legion is concerned, it is a film based on a book [A novel by Valerio Manfredi]. I don't think the character of Meera [her role] is there in the book. I did the film for the new experience and it is for the first time that I was with a complete foreign crew. Working with Ben Kingsley was a great experience. Meera is an Indian in the film and she has great roots and you will identify with her strength. I feel for Indian audiences, and want them to feel pride in what I am doing: I am not doing films just to be there as guest appearances.

Is it true you are learning horse riding and sword fighting for Jodha-Akbar?

Yes, I am going to learn riding soon. As far as sword fighting is concerned, I learnt that during The Last Legion.

Does it mean Jodha fights with swords in the film?

You wait and watch! I will not say anything but maybe director Ashutosh Gowarikar wants us to get ready, and be prepared. These are exciting times for me!

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