‘I ALWAYS WANT TO WORK WITH RANBIR KAPOOR’
Two films done, but filmmaker Imtiaz Ali wants to explore more...
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.”