Your film Kahaani and Kahaani2 were blockbuster hits. As a very big fan of your work, I would really love to know which Hindi films and directors have inspired you to write such amazing pieces of work? Harleen Kaur, (Punjab)
SUJOY GHOSH: Thank you. There are so many directors that if I start counting, it’ll be a never-ending list. I am not very fussy about films, so I have really enjoyed all kinds of films in my life, whether it’s by Satyajit Ray or Manmohan Desai, Yash Chopra, David Dhawan or R.D Burman. There is nothing that I have not seen. My inspiration comes from everybody who has made a film. But in particular, I like Satyajit Ray,’s style of story-telling. I am very much in awe of Yash Chopra’s versatility at telling a story. People like Manmohan Desai and Prakash Mehra could make you believe in things. That’s the power of storytelling, making you believe things you would otherwise not believe in. All of them were great people.