"Whatever I've done, it has been fantastic and I'm very proud. '24', 'Mission Impossible' and 'Slumdog Millionaire', they have all been critically-acclaimed and hugely successful. I did get a lot of offers from big directors and production houses. "But nothing was exciting enough for me, I had to raise my own bar. It has to be worth my wait. You'll be surprised I don't want to take names the film in which directors or producers had considered me. But I was not happy with what I was being offered." With a screenplay written by Simon Beaufoy, the film was inspired by the novel "Q & A" by author Vikas Swarup and featured Dev Patel, Freida Pinto, Irrfan Khan among others.