He started out as a writer with films like Salaam Namaste, that he co- wrote, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Ta Ra Rum Pum and Band Bajaa Baaraat. He, however, came into the limelight with his first directorial venture Do Dooni Chaar that starred the husband- wife duo Rishi Kapoor and Neetu together after more than two decades. It was also Neetu’s comeback film. Dealing with the state of teachers in the country, the film was critically acclaimed for its “simplicity” and “grace”. It also won the National Award for the Best Feature Film. His next directorial venture Ishaqzaade won positive reviews and was a commercial success too. Faisal is now gearing up for his next film Daawat- E- Ishq a romcom starring Parinieeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapoor. He is also scripting the Shah Rukh Khan starrer Fan.