"Audience wasn't ready when Haasil released. People still watch it and relate to the film, especially today's youngsters. But during that time, the audience wasn't prepared because they didn't have a place to watch these kind of films. Then multiplexes came and changed everything, pulling in the middle class crowd," said Irrfan Khan
Be it the ravines of Chambal Valley in Paan Singh Tomar or the murky lanes of Ghaziabad in Shagird, Tigmanshu Dhulia's films have been rooted deeply in the interiors of India and he admits he doesn't have a knack of making films like Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge that require glamorous locations and pretty faces.
Hrishitaa Bhatt, who did a small role opposite superstar Shah Rukh Khan in Asoka, wants to share screen space with him one more time.
Irrfan is elated by the National Award for best actor for his performance in Paan Singh Tomar, but says the prestigious award has come his way after several disappointments.
Aandhi: Love in the time of elections. In Gulzaar's film, Sanjeev Kumar, Suchitra Sen star as star-crossed lovers. Sanjeev Kumar is the manager of a hotel where politician Suchitra Sen comes to stay during elections. Parallels to Indira Gandhi were drawn on the film's release. Songs from the film are evergreen hits.