You left a budding career in television to do films, and went face down in the initial struggle period. How did you cope up?
Well that’s a blessing, but there must be a reason. Post television it took me seven years to get into films. After Kai Po Che a lot of people asked me what did I want to do, and I said I would do everything. I did a web story too.
But what’s next for you? Why don’t you come out and talk about your work?
Now I'm doing a web show where I'm playing True Detective. It is going to be huge. But why should I promote myself? Unfortunately or fortunately my movies did not release. I did a movie named Runningshaadi.com which was supposed to release in 2014. Had that released I would have been at a different level today, but I don’t calculate life that way. Then I signed Sultan, and I'm happy that I am a part of it. I did a film called Yaara which is also ready. I will only talk when I have a film release; I want people to know me by my work. So this year I have four movies that are releasing. I will talk in the capacity of the film. I have a small guest appearance in Akira. So, if after struggling for seven years I can get a film like Kai Po Che, then I am ready to wait.
Like you said that many of your films got delayed, and some didn’t do really well. Do you feel bad?
I did two films, Phoonk jisme mera role ek cheink ke barabar tha, aur maximum jisme mera role minimum tha. I'm grateful that I at least got to do these films. I love Guddu Rangeela, and I enjoyed the film. But it didn’t do well, and I did feel bad about it. Actually you should feel bad about it. IYou should feel bad, but in a right way. I did feel bad in a good way, after Guddu Rangeela I haven’t stopped working for a day. I was disappointed, but to be honest I was sad about the film.