Imtiaz Ali on the lookout for new story post ‘Rockstar’
New Delhi: Director Imtiaz Ali says he is yet to decide on his next film post the success of ‘Rockstar’. The Ranbir Kapoor starrer film released in November last year and the ‘Jab We Met’ helmer is still on the lookout for a new story for his next project.
"I am trying to figure out my next story and I am travelling a lot, so that is keeping me busy these days," Imtiaz said.
Some reports said that his wife Preety Ali has roped in Shahid Kapoor and Katrina Kaif for her debut project as a producer, but Imtiaz said that neither star has been approached. The film is said to be titled ‘2 2 Tango’ and will mark the directorial debut of choreographer Bosco of the Bosco-Caesar fame.
"Shahid and Katrina have not been approached. I am the creative director of the film and not part of the production team at all. Preety is producing the film along with UTV which my friend Bosco is going to direct," said Imtiaz.
A number of small budget films with a good script - like ‘Kahaani’ and ‘Vicky Donor’ - have been successful this year and Imtiaz says it is an encouraging trend.
"It is very encouraging that films with good content are doing well these days rather than the ones with stars. It creates a good opportunity for bettering the kind of films made in Bollywood," he said.
The director, who began his cinematic journey with ‘Socha Na Tha’ (2005) starring Ayesha Takia and Abhay Deol, shot to fame with the superhit ‘Jab We Met’. He later went on to direct ‘Love Aaj Kal’ and ‘Rockstar’.
"I have worked with the so-called popular actors but what worked to my benefit was that they suited the part. Ranbir Kapoor suited his role in ‘Rockstar’. Whether it is a big star or a small one, it doesn`t make much difference to me as long as the casting is right. I know that having a big star in the film is no guarantee," Imtiaz said.