Imtiaz Ali's films have always found their audience, be it Jab We Met, Rockstar, Highway or Tamasha. His last directorial, Jab Harry Met Sejal, however, didn't live up to the expectations and the director is aware of how the film fared.
Laila Majnu is directed by Imtiaz's brother Sajid Ali, who last helmed the forgettable romance, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil. It marks the debut of Avinash Tiwary and Tripti Dimri in lead roles. Laila Majnu releases on September 7.
Imtiaz Ali's films have a recurring theme of wandering minds searching for a destination. Known to present his women in the strongest manner, it is interesting to see how his male leads are rather vulnerable, wanting a shelter in the shadow of the females.
The Other Way review: Imtiaz Ali's 15-minute short film is the story of Rewa, a bride who is questioning her decision just moments before her wedding. The film also questions the deepest fears that hold us back from taking the leap of faith.
At an event in Mumbai, Imtiaz Ali spoke about how Indian films can break into world market efficiently. The director said if he looks back at his filmography, he believes several out of those seven films can easily pass as Mandarin movies.
Imtiaz Ali's younger brother Sajid Ali will be making his directorial debut with Laila Majnu. Bankrolled by Ekta Kapoor's production house Balaji Telefilms and co-wriiten by Imtiaz, the film will hit the silver screens on May 4.
Remember in Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham when Shah Rukh Khan jumped off from a helicopter to meet his family? Let's just say he had a similar moment today when he came for the promotions of Jab Harry Met Sejal at a college in Gurgaon. He was accompanied by Anushka Sharma and Imtiaz Ali. To quote Kajol,"Wadi log wadi baatein".
Jab Harry Met Sejal is releasing on August 4 this weekend. With King of Romance Shah Rukh Khan, Queen of hearts Anushka Sharma and ace storyteller Imtiaz Ali joining hands, doesn't it already sound like the making of a blockbuster? Here are all the things you need to know if you are planning to watch the film this weekend.
Imtiaz Ali is known for telling romantic tales and travelling always plays a major factor in his films. It is where the characters often discover each other and fall in love. Shah Rukh Khan has also said that Imtiaz Ali reminds him of late Yash Chopra.
Sanjay Dutt took his wife Manyata and twins Iqra and Shahraan for an evening dinner. Meanwhile, Hrithik Roshan, Kangana Ranaut, Arjun Kapoor, Sonu Sood, Amyra Dastur and Ameesha Patel spotted at the airport.
Udta Punjab's lead actors Shahid Kapoor, Alia Bhatt, alongwith filmmakers Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt, producers Anurag Kashyap, Ekta Kapoor, director Abhishek Chaubey and other film fraternities held a press conference on Wednesday (June 8) to fight against the film's censorship in Mumbai.
As Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor starrer - Tamasha hits screens this week, Bollywood celebrities Alia Bhatt, Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra caught a special screening of the film on Friday, (November 27) in Mumbai.
'Tamasha' actors Deepika Padukone and Ranbir Kapoor took a train journey from Mumbai to New Delhi on Sunday (November 22) afternoon. It was Deepika's desire to travel by a train which she hadn't done in years. Ranbir Kapoor played his part by cancelling their flight tickets to the capital and booked train tickets to Delhi.