Two films done, but film­maker Im­tiaz Ali wants to ex­plore more...

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Film­maker Im­tiaz Ali (right), who has di­rected ac­tor Ran­bir Kapoor (in­set) in two films — Rock­star (2011) and Ta­masha (2015) — looks for­ward to do­ing more films to­gether.

“I al­ways ex­pect to do a film with Ran­bir. When I was shoot­ing for Ta­masha, I clicked a few of his pic­tures and sent them to Ra­jku­mar Hi­rani say­ing that he al­ready looks so much like Sanjay Dutt. And when Ran­bir and Raju sir showed me his look from the film (a biopic on Sanjay Dutt), I think he is in­cred­i­bly closer to the char­ac­ter,” says Im­tiaz.

Dur­ing a me­dia in­ter­ac­tion, the film­maker spoke about how the suc­cess of Baahubali glob­ally has given a boost to the film in­dus­try. “In­dian cinema is stretch­ing out. It’s a mat­ter of great pride that we have movies like Baahubali, which has grandeur bud­get and, at the same time, is rul­ing at the box of­fice. The sub­ject mat­ter is chang­ing and it’s a mat­ter of great en­cour­age­ment,” says Im­tiaz, adding, “We have got films like The Lunch­box and Baahubali .... each with a dif­fer­ent kind of scale, sub­ject and sen­ti­ments, but all these films are do­ing re­ally well in their zone.”

Asked him about his next film with ac­tors Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma, and Im­tiaz says, “We still haven’t locked any ti­tle for the film and not even de­cided pro­mo­tional cam­paign. We just have the clear idea about re­lease date of the film.”


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