After so many years, you gave taken hockey stick in your hand. What was the experience this time around?
It was very difficult and different... I couldn't play. As they say, you need to keep practicing if you want to play any sport well.
I was terribly bad at hockey though I was good at penalty corners and strokes, when I played for the film. It's a tiring game. I thought playing against girls will be easy but let me tell you, they were fast and more efficient than me.
I tore my hamstring three days before shooting got over and I felt bad because I couldn't play the game I was best at.
Is it true you did this film because of the director?
Shimit is a good friend and yes, I did this film just for him and not because it is Aditya Chopra's or Yash Raj's films.
When Adi first came to me with the idea, I refused it because he wanted to start it in three months, and at that time I was shooting for Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna and Don. I told him I could do this film only after a year. He wasn't ready to wait and I was not in a position to accept the film.
But it took them some six to seven months to find the girls and once again, Adi came to me. This time, I had time so I accepted it.
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