My father, Inder Raj Anand, was a well-known writer in the film industry but he did not want me, or my younger brother Bittu, to enter this industry. He would say it was not the place for us. One day, my younger brother who was studying in a school in Colaba (in South Mumbai) came home with the news that Nargis had married Sunil Dutt. This was pretty shocking news at that time. My father hated gossip and he thought this was just gossip. When he came to know it was true, he packed our bags and took us to Mayo College (a boys-only independent boarding school in Ajmer).