" I have been a fan of detective fiction since I was 13. And being a Bengali kid living in Delhi, having a number of Bengali books lying around the house, I used to be hungry to connect with the mythical city of Calcutta, which was the lodestone of everything. " "I used to write, sketch, sing, compose. I would play for the school choir. It occurred to me that if I want to include all of these things in one thing, cinema would be a good candidate. I remember being fascinated by the Hindi and regional films they used to show on Doordarshan. I watched a number of foreign classics as well.