How does it feel to debut as a director in Dillagi?
Anxious. I'm totally stressed out. On the whole it's been a learning experience. I hope the audience enjoys it too.
Did being an award-winning actor and producer help in any way?
Experience in any field helps you. I knew what I wanted from my actors; my experience helped me tremendously. But being a director can be taxing due to the responsibility.
Why did it take you so long to make Dillagi?
By no account did it take a long time. We started shooting for the film in January '98 and we're releasing the film in November '99. That's not much for a film of this magnitude.
Change of director, of name. Did Dillagi make news for the wrong reasons?
London and Dillagi were never the same project; there's no common footage between them, even the technicians are different. The only similarity is that Bobby and I are doing a film together.
Have things been ironed out with Gurinder Chadda?
There was a problem with the British side of production but none with...