He may have gained popularity as a romantic director in his decade-old film career but Imtiaz Ali says he would never let go of a good love story just for the fear of being pigeonholed.
The director is best known for making refreshing dramas like “Jab We Met”, “Love Aaj Kal”, “Rockstar” and “Tamasha”.
Imtiaz feels that getting scared of being typecast sometimes leads to the rejection of good ideas from mind, which he never wants to do with himself.
“If you get scared you will reject a lot of thoughts that come into your mind. You should understand that when a story comes to someone’s mind it doesn’t come to you as a genre, it just comes like a story,” Imtiaz said on the sidelines of NFDC Film Bazaar.
“It’s only when you pursue it, you find out what genre it could belong to. So, I don’t worry about being typecast. If I’m interested in a certain story, I just go with it.”
Imtiaz is next working on his upcoming film with superstar Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma. The project has a working title “The Ring”.
“It was really nice to work with Shah Rukh in the film. I’m looking forward to it,” he says.