On the eve of his 67th birthday, Bollywood director-producer Subhash Ghai says he still feels like a 31-year-old at heart.
Ghai, who is known as the showman of Hindi Cinema, for making epic films like Khalnayak, Saudagar, Ram Lakhan, Karma and many others, has not tasted success with his last few films but he says his journey as a filmmaker is still on.
"I am turning 67, but I don't feel that old. It is just my calendar age. In my heart and mind, I am still a 30-year-old. I am still growning and learning," Ghai told PTI.
Born on January 24, 1945 in Nagpur, Ghai started his career in Hindi cinema as an actor with small roles films like Taqdeer, Aradhana and Umang, which did not do well at
the box office.
Ghai began his second innings as a director with debut film Kalicharan in 1976 which he obtained through a recommendation by Shatrughan Sinha. Kalicharan was one of
the biggest hits of its time.
In 1982, he started Mukta Arts Private Limited which, in 2000, became a public company, with Ghai as its chairman and managing director.
His last few films, which include Salman Khan-Katrina Kaif starrer Yuvvraaj and Anil Kapoor starrer Black & White failed to create any magic at the box office and Ghai
is aware of what went wrong.
"I feel bad when my films don't do well. I feel that when a filmmaker goes beyond the obvious and makes a film on a diffrent subject than what the audience likes, people dismiss
it," he said.