It had action and adventure. We stuck to the details and complexity of how R&AW functions and tried to make drama out of it, making it engaging in the commercial format
Paan Singh Tomar (2012)
It was the character with whom I identified the most and one that I carried with me after the film. There was something about my father in that character, something of my own aspirations, something about the way he carried himself
Shadows of Time (2004)
The director (Florian Gallenberger) was very promising and the script was excellent. Everybody had high hopes, but I don’t know why the film did not work
When Vishal Bhardwaj told me he is doing an adaptation of Macbeth, I immediately asked him how would he do an adaptation of his guilt. He told me about the incident when Maqbool does not know whose child Nimmi is carrying and I was fascinated by that. For me, that was my first love story. It was very special. People still watch that film
Banegi Apni Baat (1993-97)
That was when privatisation of television channels was just happening. Television gave me a chance to get acquainted with the camera. I came here to be an actor in Indian cinema and not television. At that time, people used to talk about me as an actor but I used to wait for filmmakers to call and give me a chance in their films.