Has been heading the Screenplay Writing Department for the Film and TV Institute of India (FTII) since 2004 and Screenwriting Department for Whistling Woods International since 2006. Introduced India's first ever scriptwriting course at FTII in 2004. Started a unique movement asking Bollywood to vote for Secularism during the 2014 Indian elections. Served as a board member for the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), but resigned from the post in 2015. Is an active member of the Progressive Writers Group India. This also associates him with the Film Writers Association.