John recently announced his marriage plans.
I’m sorry… my memory span is very short. I only remember people I’ve met three months ago. I don’t remember anybody before that!
When are you planning to get married?
Definitely not right now! I get proposals from men on a daily basis (laughs), but I’ll wait till love happens. The bell hasn’t rung yet and love takes time for me. I am not in a hurry. Right now, I am in a bratty frame of mind and enjoying myself too much to fall in love. I’m doing all the things I couldn’t do before.
Can you fall in love with an actor again?
You can’t decide whom to fall in love with. It just happens. Right now, I am focusing on my work. When I was in a committed relationship, films like I Am Legend and Pink Panther 2 (which Aishwarya Rai subsequently did) came my way, but I foolishly let them go. I lacked ambition because my priorities were different at that point. However, I can’t blame anyone for it. I take responsibility for my actions. They were choices I made. I don’t like to dwell on them now. I am aggressively different from what I was two years ago. I want to do great work and won’t let interesting projects go again.
Can exes remain good friends?
Yes, exes can be good friends, but after a certain time. Though no break up is a good break up, time heals everything, including broken friendships. It also depends on the kind of people they are, their mindsets and the reasons for the break ups. But cheating, infidelity and deceit are generally tough to forgive, and in those cases real friendship is not possible.
Did John cheat on you in the nine years that you were together?
I reserve my comments on that.
Do you think you can be friends with him?
Hmm… I really don’t know. I have forgiven and forgotten though…
When you get into a serious relationship again, will you treat your man differently from how you had done with John?
Yes, of course. I will put myself first from now on. Usually I am a giver, but it won’t be the same in my next relationship. I’d want my man to do more for me, to accept me for the way I am and not change me. He has to fit into my life and not the other way around, as it was in the past. I am enjoying life and not looking for love anymore. I’ll wait for it to happen when it does.