Once settled, you can’t leave Mumbai
Mumbai’s infectious. Once you start living in Mumbai, working in Mumbai, I don’t think you can live anywhere else.
Person who ‘Directed’ Yash Chopra
When I was in college, my brother, B.R. Chopra, who is everything to me, was a director in Bombay. He taught me filmmaking. What I am today is because of him.
Human relations are lovable
I don’t make romantic films. I make films about human relationships.
True long lasting films
I firmly believe Indian audiences go for strong story Indian values. That’s the only formula that will last. By showing skin you can’t get your film to make a long-lasting impact.
Human life is complex
Human beings are very complex creatures. This desire, this greed, this love is very complex.
You can always make a good film but for it to be successful, you need God’s blessing.
I was determined to be a Director
When I was in college, I had only one ambition that one day I would like to be a director.
True Punjabi, love for food
The secret of being a great actor is a love of food.
Take home for the audience
I always believe that my films should give some hope to the man who comes to watch them for those three hours. If he goes home on an optimistic note, I would feel satisfied at having done my duty.
Story has to end on a good note
What is the point of making the film if the man doesn’t marry the girl?
Only one cinema
There are only two types of cinema – good or bad.
Films are more than the ‘box office’
I’ve been able to make some wonderful films, but sometimes you make films with great passion – great belief – and these films slightly don’t work at the box office, and they become your favorite films.
I’m not making films just to be bold.
I’m the sentimental sort. I cry easily. I cry when I see poignant films made by other directors.
Respect for Technicians
My technicians are my most important tools. Once I establish a rapport with them, then they would understand me in my next film. I wouldn’t have to train anyone new.
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