I did four movies where I gained, like, fifty pounds. I had curly hair, and I had all of this facial hair. I had put on all this weight for these movies, and I did four or five of them back-to-back. Then I cut the weight and I got fit again. I cut my beard and I took away the mustache, and people were like, 'What are you doing?'
As an actor, the ambition is to play interesting characters. And in the indie genre world, the budgets are low. That allows me, as an actor, not to have a financial value behind my name, to justify me being in these bigger parts for these types of movies.
To be fair, I don't think it's a plague to say I have the misfortune of making movies for a living.
I really like suspenseful movies and movies that make you think.
Music is the only passion I shamelessly indulge in. However, for recreation I enjoy watching movies. 'Wizard of Oz' was the first film I ever saw, followed by the 'Bond' movies. I also watch a lot of World cinema through DVDs mostly brought by one of my best friends who's now based in Toronto.
Compared with other Indian film composers, I only write about six movies a year. Others write up to 60.
But then, even with sex, I'm more in the school of less is more in movies.
Some movies get rushed out right after you make them and I'm not always happy with that.
There are different reasons to make movies.
Some movies I see today have the most dramatic plot points but the actors are not playing them dramatically.