If I wanted, I could have ruled half of Bombay.
Life is too short. I don’t have time to speak slowly.
I was the leading star in 1945. I slowed down my pace of acting assignments after I came into direction.
I keep drawing inspiration from people every day. All of a sudden, something strikes me so hard and dramatically, and then a dream comes – I sit down, cut it off and make a script out of it.
You create a work of art. You do not know whether it will get public sanction. Sometimes outstanding films do no business, and sometimes films which are not so good work.
Motion picture making is a very, very involved affair. It is completely my baby. I’m a thorough professional. I plan films right from the conception of an idea to its final execution.