Love can't be quantified, but in a new film based on William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, 10ml Love, Rajat Kapoor and
Tisca Chopra try to spread the emotion via a magic love potion called Josh-e-Jawaani
If you get your hands on a love potion like Josh-e-Jawaani in real life, who would you try it on? Tisca: I am blessed with a lot of love in my life. But if something from the film is left over in my real life (laughs), I would distribute
it freely in the film industry - directors, to be precise; so they would cast me in more films.
Rajat: A lot of people - starting with Katrina Kaif, my wife, and Scarlett Johannson. Also, my English teacher in school. I was 15
-16 and she was 21. If I could go back in time, I would just give her some Josh-e-Jawaani. And I will give it to my producers, so they can
say - 'Rajat Kapoor, I love you; I want to make a film with you.'
How would you use 10ml love judiciously - would you use the full bottle on one person, or distribute 1ml each among 10 different
individuals? Tisca: Considering how potent this potion is, 10 different people.
Rajat: You can't be in love with too many people at the same time; two-three people are manageable.
In the film, the potion is used during a wedding, and it leads to crazy antics. What is the craziest thing that you have done at a
wedding? Tisca: Getting married in itself is a crazy enterprise. I had suspenders on my wedding lehenga because it was so heavy! There
was craziness all around.
Rajat: In North India, everybody falls in love with everybody else at weddings. There could be some cousin you have a crush on...
the craziest thing a person can do in a wedding is shout out loud - Yeh shaadi nahin ho sakti' or 'Main tumhare bachche ki maa banne
The film is inspired by Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream. Which is your favourite part in the play? Tisca: I love my character. In the original she is the fairy princess, Titania.
Rajat: I love it when everyone in the woods is suffering from this potion; they have forgotten who their real partners are and are in
love with everybody else.
If you could store love in a bottle, do you think it could solve the world's problems? You could just open a bottle and splash it around?
Tisca: I would certainly love to use it on the warring countries of the world. I would like to feed it to a few presidents and prime
ministers; make the world a far better place.
Rajat: I would give it to Hitler.
Rajat plays a character who is suspicious of his wife. What is the best way to get rid of a spying husband? Tisca: Make his worst dreams come true. You might just get rid of him.
How do you deal with jealousy? Rajat: Jealousy makes you miserable, and you make your partner miserable too. I have some friends who are jealous.
Fortunately, I am not that kind of a person at all.
If not love, what would you want available in 10ml bottles? Rajat: People would make so much money with a youth potion. Nowadays they make so much money through anti-ageing
Tisca: All actresses would welcome youth in a bottle. I would also like a lot of energy in a bottle. And yes, time! Compressing
spare time so that you can spend a few days within 24 hours would be great.