After being introduced to Mohit Suri, he agreed to assist him on his film Zeher (2005). They went on to collaborate on two further films. Made his directorial debut with Jannat (2008), a love story about a gambler, which he wrote himself. Esha Deol, his first choice for Jannat, backed out at the last minute, thus paving the way for Sonal Chauhan to play the lead. Opened the fine dining restaurant "Trikaya" in Pune in 2009.