Imtiaz Ali credits Subhash Ghai for his growth

Mumbai: Imtiaz Ali, one of the successful filmmakers of Bollywood, says Subhash Ghai made a huge contribution to his growth in the field of filmmaking.

"I am here to congratulate Subhash Ghai and his entire team of `Kaanchi`," said Ali, who Thursday attended the trailer launch of "Kaanchi".

"I don`t think there is any director as successful as him. I have seen `Hero` 25 times. You can see influence of Subhash Ghai`s films in my films. Subhash Ghai contributed a lot to my growth and movie-making," added the director of hits like "Jab We Met", "Love Aaj Kal" and "Highway".