One can't allow oneself to be bullied into abandoning one's dream.
'Jhalak' was a wonderful experience, but it was important for me to get back to films, since I am a director too.
'Devdas' isn't a real film. It isn't in the same genre as Mira Nair's 'Monsoon Wedding,' where the camera's presence is so understated it almost disappears.
Every director, actor, and even producer gets angry on the sets. Why am I the only one being singled out for losing my cool or being talked about vis-a-vis my anger?
When I make a film about a physically challenged person, I come away with so much. I learn to value what I have. My survival instinct sharpened after 'Black' and 'Guzaarish.'
I never liked being told what to do, so even in school plays, I never liked being an actor.