"My father, who was a distributor in India, told me there were two things in life you will never know about: one is when you are going to die and the other is how a film is going to do at the box office. When you grow up with that kind of philosophy, you never say I'm going to make this film so I can make another one if this film does well. You don't have a clue how a film is going to turn out."
-- Deepa Mehta
Wise, Wyndham. "Bollywood north: An interview with Deepa Mehta." Interview with Deepa Mehta. Take One (Toronto), September-November 2002.