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Neeraj Pandey: Praise from high quarters!

Neeraj Pandey

By HT

Mumbai, Feb. 8 -- Neeraj Pandey is slowly, but confidently establishing himself as a director of repute after successful films like A Wednesday (2008) and Special 26 (2013). His recent release, Baby, has also been appreciated by the audience as well as critics.

When asked why he has a cop story at the centre of most of his films, he says, "I am not trying to prove a point. I am just trying to make a good film, and I managed to achieve that."

The director is also elated that the accolades continue to pour in. "On Thursday (February 5) morning, I got an unexpected call from the legendary writer Salim Khan, and he had only praises for the film. In fact, he even commended our decision of not using songs in the film, as that would have affected the narrative," he says.

It is also being lauded as Akshay Kumar's best performance to date. With the film doing good business at the box office, the director credits its success to word of-mouth publicity. "Baby has collected over ' 84.4 crore (till February 5). There isn't much of a difference between the budgets of Special 26 and Baby; it just proves that the story worked. I'm also happy that everyone has recovered money from the film," says Neeraj.