As an actor, my first film was Sukhen Dasí Daan Pratidaan. That was way back in the year 1994. Though it was my first tryst with the audio-visual medium, I wasnít even a wee bit nervous. In the film, I was cast opposite Tapas Pal and had very few dialogues to deliver on the first day. That gave me a lot of time to mingle with the other members of the cast, thus helping to create a comfort zone for myself. While the first day of my shoot went just fine, the real trouble actually came much later in the year 1999 when I was shooting for the film Sooryavansham, opposite none other than Big B himself.
We shot for 22 days at a stretch, and despite having been around in the industry for quite some time already, not a moment went by without me getting goosebumps. In fact, for the first few days, each time Amitji came to the sets, I was reduced to a bundle of nerves. Though speaking Hindi has never been a problem for me, I would invariably end up forgetting my lines everyday. Amitji himself noticed this and came up to me one day. With his great sense of humour, he tried to make things lighter for me. After that things got a little easier and I shared a great rapport with him on the sets. I shall never forget those few days as they are very close to my heart.