My association with the Deols dates back to the time when I was a child. I was 10 years old when I watched my first film — it was in black-and-white. I didn’t quite understand what was going on but it made me fall in love with the magic of motion pictures. Many years later I came to know that the film I had watched was Ganga Ki Leherein and the lead actor was Dharmendra.
It was the first time he had met me but he remembered me even when I went to narrate my first script to him. A meeting had been fixed and I didn’t have a script so I narrated a real-life incident. He liked it so much that he agreed to do the film. When it released, Huqumat ended up as a blockbuster. That marked the beginning of my professional relationship with the Deols.