Biography: Apoorva Lakhia is a film director. Before making his debut as a director, Lakhia worked as an assistant director on the films Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India and Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love. He made his debut as a director with the film Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost, which was released in 2002. His next project was Ek Ajnabee, which was released in 2005. His third film was Shootout at Lokhandwala, which was released in 2007. He has also directed Mission Istanbul and Zanjeer (the re-make of the original movie starring Amitabh Bachchan).