The well-known DOP Amit Roy who has shot some of Ram Gopal Varma’s best films including Sarkar and Sarkar Raj, has exited from Raj Kumar Hirani’s underproduction Shah Rukh Khan-Taapsee Pannu starrer Dunki.

Roy says the parting was most amiable. “Creatively,I was not able to come on the same page as Raju Hirani sir and I felt continuing would have hurt both the film and our friendship.”

But letting go of such a prestigious project could be damaging to Amit’s career? “I don’t feel that way. I’m a friend of the film and I feel when sensibilities don’t match then there’s no point pushing it.”

When asked what these creative differences with Hirani were , Amit replied, “Raju sir has a classical approach to cinema and it’s paid rich dividends for him, whereas I suppose I’m a bit edgy and non-conformist.I think we both recognised that truly it was in our best interests to move on. I have immense love and regard for Raju Sir and I think he feels the same way about me regardless of the fact that this collaboration couldn’t bear fruit.Now as a fanboy I’m eagerly looking forward to the first cut of Dunki.”

Amit parts by referring to his erstwhile mentor. “The biggest think I learned from Ram Gopal Varma was to keep moving forward.”