Rarely we get to see an ace director like Imtiaz Ali pairing up with a superstar like Shah Rukh Khan to deliver a one of-a-kind tale for the celluloid. This weekend, we are going to see the magic that the two have created with Jab Harry Met Sejal where King Khan is paired up opposite Anushka Sharma.
We already know about the fact that apart from revealing something weird about Imtiaz SRK has expressed his desire to be working with Ali again and again and again. But now, he has something more to add about his current director.
In a recent interview, he said “Imtiaz’s writing is simple, beautiful and heartfelt. I haven’t seen any of his films from start to finish; I’ve only seen portions of ‘Socha Na Tha’ and ‘Rockstar’. There are two kinds of filmmakers — one who gets completely corrupted by filmmaking as it is a business, and the other who is semi-corrupted. I don’t use ‘corrupted’ as a bad word. I think it is important. Some are complete mind, some complete heart. The first kind could be extremely manipulative and successful; the second type could be extremely heartfelt and unsuccessful. Then, there are some filmmakers who figure out the middle path. Imtiaz is like that, he is all heart and still very successful.”
Talking about how Imtiaz is that one director who everybody wants to work with, he said “Every actor in the industry openly says that they are dying to work with him. I don’t know if it’s his films or the way he is personally. He is a great guy to work with, of course, but being nice is no criteria to work with someone in this competitive field. Imtiaz writes and directs beautifully and I think that makes a great combo. I am hoping that I’ve made him think a little bit, as being a writer, he’s all heart. You will see that in JHMS. So yes, I think Imtiaz and I make a good combo, and I would like to work with him more if he wishes to work with me.”
Well, we couldn’t agree more. We are waiting to see what kind of magic have Harry, Sejal and Imtiaz created on screen!