Talking to the PTI, the Bodyguard director told, "Before I started Bodyguard in Hindi, I saw over 60 films to understand how Bollywood movies are made. Every day I watched at least four-five films. What I have learnt is, besides the cultural differences, the canvas is big, choreography is different, the way emotions are enacted - everything is high-profile."
Before starting Bodyguard, Siddique watched acclaimed Bollywood movies like Maine Pyaar Kiya, Hum Aapke Hai Kaun, My Name Is Khan, Fashion, Sarkar, Jab We Met, Taare Zameen Par, 3 Idiots, No One Killed Jessica and few others. He added, "I feel everything is simple, sober, low-profile in the South. Here everything is huge and big. There is a cultural difference between the two industries."
Talking about his debut in Bollywood, Siddique said, "Having Salman in my debut Bollywood film is a dream come true. He has a mass appeal. He knows what the audience is expecting from him. He had given suggestions at the scripting stage and on the music front. He kept listening to tunes again and again and chose the best one. He has a good music sense."