Wanted to study chartered accountancy, but did not apply because of a long admission queue that he saw at the college. Started studying company secretaryship, but dropped out half way. Finally, applied at the University of Texas, but quit right before he was all set to leave for Austin, United States. Kuch Khathi Kuch Meethi (2001) was his first movie as an assistant director. Co-wrote the story for Hum Tum (2004). This was his first Bollywood writing assignment. Made his debut as a director with the movie Salaam Namaste (2005).