Known for his perfectionism, Aamir Khan is quite particular about the directors he works with and also those he appoints to make films for his production house Aamir Khan Productions. Debutante director Anusha Rizvi had to undergo a test before she was selected to direct Aamir's production Peepli Live, says a media report. Aamir tested her by asking her to shoot five scenes to convince himself that she was the right choice – somewhat like auditions for actors.
It is learnt that Anusha was initially a reporter and had approached Aamir via email with an unusual subject on farmers' suicide. Aamir was quite impressed with the script.
Aamir said, “I liked the script but I wasn't too sure if she would direct it well. So I asked Anusha to shoot five scenes of the film. The scenes she shot were up to the mark and I decided to have her onboard”
Anusha confirmed and said, “I was obviously nervous but I was used to handling a video camera as I was a reporter earlier. That I was dealing with actors was something new but it wasn't much of a hurdle”. What is actually difficult is a film's technical aspect, but we had our technical team in place when we started shooting and it was a lovely learning process.”