Shyam Benegal's 'Junoon' inspired me to be filmmaker: Imtiaz Ali

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali Monday said Shyam Benegal's critically acclaimed film 'Junoon' inspired him to be a director.

Shyam Benegal's 'Junoon' inspired me to be filmmaker: Imtiaz Ali
Shashi Kapoor in a still from the film 'Junoon'.

Mumbai: Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali Monday said Shyam Benegal's critically acclaimed film 'Junoon' inspired him to be a director.

"'Junoon' has inspired me to be a filmmaker...It's a kind of a film which has helped me as a filmmaker. This is one of my favourite films and actors have done a great job," Ali told reporters at the 16th Mumbai Film Festival (MAMI).

Released in 1978, 'Junoon' featured Shashi Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Shabana Azmi and Nafisa Ali among others.

The MAMI film festival will end Tuesday.

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