I think everybody has their story. I was in third or fourth when my mom had to start working because… (his father passed away.) Today, we are quite smart, we do our investments. Earlier, it was not like that. My family went through a crisis.
It was a culture shock because when I was born we had everything. My father was the biggest and the most popular action director of that time. We had seen the glamour, glory and money. And then everything just vanished.
Veeruji used to tell me, ‘It’s in your blood’. That’s how the journey began.
I still don’t know why they signed two flop directors. Imtiaz had made ‘Socha Na Tha’ which tanked. And I had made ‘Zameen’. The whole industry was laughing at Ashtavinayak. But Ajay convinced them about ‘Golmaal’.
Comedy was always a safe genre. But we took it to a different level in ‘Golmaal 3’ and made it a saleable business. Shah Rukh called to say he loved the film and we should work together.
It is the first time in my career that I have got a photo clicked with any actor deliberately. He is like God to me.
I have given seven blockbusters but I started with a flop. So it doesn’t bother me anymore.