Imtiaz Ali - Quotes

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I was complexed and awkward that I was good for nothing and was always lying. I would lie to my school friends that I was a stud in my colony and to my colony friends that I was a stud in the school cricket and football teams, though I was in no team. ---->>>

I myself got married at a very young age. It has always intrigued me because marriage is very synthetic in an otherwise natural world.

I myself got married at a very young age. It has always intrigued me because marriage is very synthetic in an otherwise natural world.

I think I am a travel junkie, and I have never enjoyed anything else in my life more than travelling and going to places.

I think I am a travel junkie, and I have never enjoyed anything else in my life more than travelling and going to places.

My father did irrigation jobs, and I would sometimes accompany him, and that gave me a taste of what was going on in the innards of India. ---->>>

Dilip Kumar was the only Bollywood hero who could make a girl shiver just by looking at her. If you don't believe it, ask your mom!

Dilip Kumar was the only Bollywood hero who could make a girl shiver just by looking at her. If you don't believe it, ask your mom!

I try to travel as much as I can... I'm always looking for a reason to. ---->>>

Through travel, you discover a new aspect to your personality. You discover things which you wouldn't seated in the confines of your home.

Through travel, you discover a new aspect to your personality. You discover things which you wouldn't seated in the confines of your home.

Usually, you lose interest in a story beyond a certain point. But with 'Highway,' there was something very subtle, yet something very influential. I intended 'Highway' to be the first film that I ever made. Didn't happen. ---->>>

Especially on unexpected journeys, you have time; you can figure certain deeper things out, like who you are and what you want. That's why I enjoy journeys. ---->>>

The film industry has been extremely welcoming to me. It's an industry which is biased to what they think is talent. If they think you can bring value to cinema, they'll support you. ---->>>

I think 'Rockstar' is more dear to me than any of my other films. ---->>>

Anything I wanted to do and achieve has not been influential in my life, but my failures have. ---->>>

I used to love Kapil Dev and, like any schoolboy, wanted to become a cricketer till I started dreaming of making movies. ---->>>

I want to direct what I feel is interesting - not what is supposed to be my zone. ---->>>

If a person wants to enjoy attention, he will create situations to get it. ---->>>

All the conscious decisions that I have taken in my life have never borne fruit. Not even come close! So, I am just very happy not planning. ---->>>

I enjoy looking beyond the obvious and look at the stories happening all around me - you kind of formulate things in your mind and get excited about them. ---->>>

Expenditure can't really guarantee a great experience. I don't even like shopping; I've never bought stuff for myself, and everything I wear are gifts from my brothers, friends and people.

Expenditure can't really guarantee a great experience. I don't even like shopping; I've never bought stuff for myself, and everything I wear are gifts from my brothers, friends and people.

I come from a middle class background. I have travelled a lot by trains and have lived in the world. It is a world I cannot get away from; I would not even want to. ---->>>

I was called to audition for a play when I was very young, following which I continued to act as well as write and direct. When I moved to Delhi and joined Hindu College, theatre became a very big part of my life. ---->>>

I'm a big foodie. Hyderabadi cuisine is amazing, and the kind of mutton dishes available at some restaurants in the Old City is incredible. ---->>>

Sometimes I don't know whether a movie has been shot on film or in digital when I watch it in the theatres. ---->>>

The physical journey in my films is indicative of the internal journey that my characters take. ---->>>

When you write a story, it just flows and you don't control it. It's subconscious. ---->>>

I enjoy scenes in films, which do not have the pressure of the story so much... and it flows. I've tried to go in that direction. ---->>>

I have always tried to make profitable films because people's offices shut down if films fail, and I will do everything to avoid that. ---->>>

I'm not educated about cinema or genres. ---->>>

I'm not the 'look at me' kind of a person. I do not like showing off in public or written about. ---->>>

'Love Aaj Kal' is not really a road movie, but it does involve some travel. ---->>>

My job is to tell a story, and the decisions about the casting have to be honest. ---->>>

I was interested in theatre and media and came to Mumbai to get a job. I imagined that the film industry would be a white building with producers sitting in different rooms, and you could walk in and meet them, and they would interview you and select you. ---->>>

I am a keen observer of my own films; I also try to discover myself through the movies I make. ---->>>

Coming from a middle class background, travel was always considered a luxury then, even if it meant going to a relative's place or a religious shrine. ---->>>

I feel whatever an actor does on screen is something the actor 'does,' and what the director can do is to tell, talk or instruct. So, all the credit for an actor's performance goes to the actor alone. ---->>>

I just write characters, and somehow they happen to be a boy and a girl. When the story is put together, and their characters interwoven, they do end up together somehow. ---->>>

I want all my films to look distinctly different, like some other directors I admire. But in a way, I can't really take myself completely out of the movies I make. ---->>>

The story of 'Highway' is completely about travel. It is about the fascination of travel to an extent that I don't want to even reach the destination and also being away from society gives you a certain view of the society, so that was the intention of the film. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Indian
Born: 06-16, 1971
Birthplace: Darbhanga , Bihar, India
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Occupation: Director

Imtiaz Ali (born 16 June 1971) is an Indian film director and writer. He started his career with writing and directing television shows. He directed shows like Imtehaan, Naina and Kurukshetra. In 2005 he made his directorial debut with Socha Na Tha, that did not do well. Then he earned critical and commercial success for his direction of Jab We Met (2007) (wikipedia)