"My journey has certainly not been easy. I have struggled a lot to find producers for my films. As a newcomer everyone faces this problem, but I am thankful to Yash Raj Films (YRF), who believed in me," Asthana told IANS.
It was the prestigious YRF that gave her a chance to direct her maiden film -- 2011 romantic comedy "Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge" and her second film "Bewakoofiyaan" too has been produced by the same production house.
"Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge" opened to a lukewarm response at the box office and even "Bewakoofiyaan", which hit the screens Friday, managed to earn Rs.4.74 crore in the first weekend.