- Lived in California to learn about filmmaking.
- Was a dancer in a local musical troupe in Delhi whilst he was involved in theatre there.
- First credited in the movie industry as assistant director in Fanaa (2006).
- Won the Filmfare Best Debut Director award for his first film Band Baaja Baaraat (2010).
- Gave Vaani Kapoor her acting debut in Shuddh Desi Romance (2013), for which she won several awards.