Scorsese has often spoken about his great admiration for Satyajit Ray’s cinema, and he’s familiar with contemporary Indian cinema too. Do you share a love for cinema of the world with him?Marty calls himself a student of cinema, and he’s got his ear to the ground, he’s always watching exciting new films and talking about them to his actors and to his crew. I do share a love for the cinema, but my awareness of Indian cinema isn’t as strong as I’d like it to be. It’s something I have to work on.
You made three films back to back — Django Unchained, The Great Gatsby, and The Wolf of Wall Street. Were you exhausted?It felt like I’ve been working non-stop since I was 13. I’ve taken some time off in my 20s, but other than that I’ve been working non-stop really. I didn’t feel exhausted making this film because this was like a big adrenalin dump for me.