Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (BMB) has a high entertainment and dramatic quotient; you’ve further gone on to give a meaning to his turning back in the Rome Olympics. Why this popular approach?BMB is a film, and reaching out and connecting with a larger audience was important. Yes, I drew out an emotional meaning to his turning back, but that’s a way of telling a story, layering a narrative in a non-linear way. Weaving in sentiment, humour, drama and creating an experience for the viewer. My attempt was to retain the authenticity of the character, and create a delicious balance between reality and imagination. The first litmus test for this creation was when Milkhaji had tears in his eyes watching the film the second, when it resonated with the audience.A few have so successfully treaded the rare dual path of song and script writing. Who’s your inspirational figure here?Talking of these two crafts together, only Javed Akhtar. He’s effortless and brilliant in both.One finds intense social consciousness and mass connect in your work. Malnutrition campaign, Rang De Basanti, Satyamev Jayate and the upcoming Sataygrah — why this revolutionary streak in your writing?I am a believer. I believe in not accepting the status quo and making efforts to change it. I am no different than many of us — equally happy when a Taare Zameen Par makes parents more sensitive towards children or when a poetic Babul touches on the plight of women. I humbly want to make a difference.