Newcomer Neha Yadav, an alumnus of Subhash Ghai's Whistling Woods International Institute, says that the filmmaker might be going through a rough phase, but his recent string of flop movies can't take away his past accolades.
The 26-year-old also made her cinematic debut with Subhash Ghai's production "Love Express" in 2011 along with her new TV show "Suhani Si Ek Ladki" co-star Sahil Mehta, and says she learnt a lot from the 'showman'.
"The first film we did... he (Subhash) gave us a chance. We were like students who graduated. I learnt a lot from him. He is a veteran and one can learn something new from him everyday. He was a mentor. He taught us not just about acting but also how to become a better human being," Neha told IANS.
"You would want that it should do well but I think you can't take away anything from him. He holds the record for giving maximum hits in a row, so a few movies not doing well can't take away anything from him. Our movie didn't do well but we learnt from it," she said.
And the movie in a way helped her to bag a role the new Star Plus show, which is co-produced by Ghai's niece Suzana Ghai.
"I got a call from Suzana Ghai and I went for the audition. They liked it and that's how I got the role. She probably saw me in the movie," said the Delhi girl, who plays Soumya - an outgoing girl in the TV show.
She admires the "Pardes" director for sure, but also wants to work with Imtiaz Ali.