People think a director teaches acting. But in good films a director doesn't.
I don't think anybody else has the kind of charisma Mammootty has.
Saroj Kumar is a fictitious character who is free to think anything.
We often come across certain directors who mention some of their own flops as their favourites. They will blame the viewers for not realising its merits. I think that is plain hypocrisy.
Sometimes, I think to myself, 'Damn, I don't speak as well as I used to.'
I think the people of Great Britain have embraced me in a great way and I feel honoured and looking forward to winning the title in England for them.
My job is to do exactly that with every player - to put him in a frame of mind where he is thinking only about his role and he is thinking about the team he is playing for and, of course, the opposition which we always respect.
I don't want everyone toeing the same line. You have got to have discussions and someone might then think of a fresh strategy, which has to be encouraged.
Captains have their own personalities and the best ones make players adapt to their thinking and methods.
As a child I played cricket as a hobby. Once you started playing for your school, you became more ambitious. You reckoned you could play for the state. Then you started to think about the country. But it happened so quickly for me, I started playing for the school at 13, for Bombay at 17, and at 18 I was in the Indian side.
I am more into fine-tuning, mindsets, and how you play the game. Very rarely will I go and tinker with a player unless I think it is needed.
I respect Malayalam films the same way I respect Bengali films. I think Malayalam films have not compromised on the essence and have kept their own statement and are coming up with very good themes.