I started nurturing a desire to make films when I was in Class XI. During the mid-1970s, I was initiated into the world of Indian and foreign films of repute. I was drawn to the medium, but I wasn’t actually a cine buff. My interest brought me to the world of advertising and my assignments there helped me hone my skills. In the early 1990s, I quit my cushy ad job and ventured into full-time filmmaking.