"Good films require original work, which is sometimes risky to put money in. Our producers are skeptical to fund a script which is different from the rest…. It is such a farce that we shout against piracy when we are operating on rip-offs,"
said Mishra, who has written for films like Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron, Dharavi and Calcutta Mail. The writer-director also pooh-poohed the audiences for accepting bad films and ignoring the worth of the story while swooning over their favorite stars.
At present, Mishra is making Khoya Khoya Chand, a romantic drama set in the 1950s starring Soha Ali Khan, Rajat Kapoor and Shiney Ahuja. He had previously directed Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, Is Raat Ki Subah Nahin and Chameli.