Interviews


Dino Morea


Dino Morea, the model turned actor has come a long way. Once a successful model Dino decided that he wanted more and thus entered Bollywood hoping to make it big in the tinsel world. Dino had lost all hope after the dismal debut in Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi. But then came along Vikram Bhatt's 'Raaz' which gave him the much awaited success and recognition as an actor. Meet this young man and handsome man who believes that if you work hard and sincerely then success is bound to come your way.


Excerpts from an interview by Sanyukta..

Did you always want to be an actor?

Well frankly speaking yes….i always wanted to act ever since I was a kid. I used to watch English movies and used to think that yes even I would love to do what the hero in the movies do but I wasn't sure that I could make it. I modeled for two years and then it was just by luck that Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi happened and here I am.

After Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi flopped were you disappointed?
Well it's a way of life. I was sad but was not disappointed because I knew that I have worked hard and if you work hard it always pays. So I have no regrets. It's the audience who have to accept me after all and they are the judges. They didn't like my performance in Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi but they loved me in Raaz. I am happy.

How do you compare modeling with acting?
Modeling too is acting. You see when you are doing a commercial you need to express and act and express your emotions. It is a different way of acting. It is just that there are no dialogues and long shoots and it is just for a minute not a half but it is more challenging because in a short time you have to express yourself perfectly about the certain product you are modeling for. Whereas in films you have to live the character for a longer time than ads.

Do you consider yourself as a good actor?
No, I am just a baby who is learning to walk. Yes I do consider myself a good learner but I have a long way to go. I am far from being anything close to good. This is my third film so after the fourth or fifth film I might have a slight indication as to where I stand (smiles).

'Gunaah' could not do as good as 'Raaz'? Why is that so?
As I said the audience is the judge. All of us have put in our best in the movie but then we can't predict as to whether the movie will click at the box office or not. The audience loved 'Raaz' because it was a supernatural thriller whereas 'Gunaah' was a good entertainer with a meaty story. Today people need a good story. 'Raaz' worked because it had a new story and narrative to offer then. It worked because there was a fresh pairing. Okay, 'Gunaah' has the same lead couple but the way we are presented and the story are completely different. But it was a great experience all together.

So you mean to say that 'Gunaah' didn't have a good story line?
I said nothing of that sort. All that I wanted to point out is that 'Raaz' had a new and different story and therefore maybe people liked it a lot. 'Gunaah' did have a good story line but it didn't do so well with the audience. However I enjoyed every moment shooting the film.

You react quite strongly when people say you can't make it without Bipasha. Why is that?
It is a ridiculous thing to say. I think we both complement each other and we are both important to each other. It doesn't have to be that way that I can't do without her or vice versa. We were successful in a well made well projected and rightly timed film 'Raaz'. Then success depends on all these factors, especially the story. Pairing is secondary. I have two other films with her and many others without her.

What is your working relationship like with Bipasha?
When I am working with her I never felt awkward about any scene but had there been anyone else, there might have been slight reservations and you have to break the ice to be on a comfort level. Scenes which need hugging and kissing might have been little different experience with another co-star. We talk about our work and help, praise or criticize each other depending on the problem.

So is it true that you have broken up with Bipasha?

I wouldn't feel comfortable answering personal questions. Please let's leave it out.

Which other films do you have on hand?
I have two films with Bipasha namely Padmalaya's film to be directed by Krishna Saab a director from the south, Mukesh Bhatt's next directed by Girish Dhanaj. Then I have Tinnu Verma's Baaz- A Bird In Danger, Sanjay Gupta's Plan, Humsaaya with Shilpa Shetty, Insaaf with Namrata Shirodkar, and Rajat Rawail's next.

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