Jitendra Kumar was once ambushed in a college ragging session, where his seniors demanded he perform an impromptu English elocution act. He was handed Al Pacino's lines from The Scent of a Woman (1992), and asked to recite. Kumar had never seen the film, and he didn't know the context. He read it slowly, without emotion. His peers laughed, but his seniors were impressed by his courage. They also recommended him to the Hindi drama society. This is where Kumar met Biswapati Sarkar. Sarkar would, years later, invite Kumar to join TVF in 2012.