Since I was much into the traditional art forms of Kerala, especially Kerala percussion, it fell into my hands to do the ground research for the same. I enjoyed the assignment more than anything as it gave me the chance not only to explore the art I love but to spend a great amount of time with the great maestro himself as he traveled across the length and breadth of this country. I acted in the documentary too – a totally different experience to me since in no way I am an actor – as somebody assisting in his researches on music of this place. By the end of the program we had such a great time and close relationship – a relationship surpassing all barriers of religion, cast, creed, country and colour – which I keep and cherish even now. It has made a remarkable difference in my whole art-life and career.