'I have never worked with latecomers'
How did you get started in the film industry?
* I joined H.S. Rawail for Sunghursh with Dilip Kumar and then Anjaana starring Rajendra Kumar and Babita. From there I got my break as an actor. As an actor, I always felt I could do better but I wasn’t getting good roles.
So you cut short an acting career and turned to producing films?
* Eventually it’s the producer that matters the most in the scheme of things, so slowly I switched over producing Aap Ke Deewane, Kaamchor and Bhagwan Dada and it was then that I realised that is the director who holds the key to the film (laughs). Khudgarz was my first film as a director and then came Khoon Bhari Maang, Kishen Kanhaiya, King Uncle, Karan Arjun, Koyla, Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai, Koi Mil Gaya, Krrish and now Krrish 3.
As a producer, you certainly would have been more involved than merely bankrolling the films?
* When I was producing films, I would sit in on edits and script sessions so I learnt about it. For my first film as director, I went to Rajinikant who had acted in Bhagwan Dada but he was busy with Uttar Dakshin. I then approached Kamal Haasan but he refused, so I
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