- Father was a lyricist active in the 1960s and 1970s.
- Grew up spending a lot of time on movie sets, and thereby learning the arts of the trade.
- Assisted Mahesh Bhatt and David Dhawan before directing his own films.
- Directorial debut Kambakkht Ishq (2009) featured Akshay Kumar alongside Kareena Kapoor and Hollywood stars Sylvester Stallone and Denise Richards.
- Handed actors Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon their debuts in his second film Heropanti (2014).