Director Imtiaz Ali shares that despite the fact that several actors and filmmakers have expressed interest in showing their works at international film festivals, he never aspired to take his films to anyone. Highway (2014), starring Alia Bhatt, remains the only film to ever make the rounds of an international film festival, the Berlin International Film Festival.
Ali confesses that he never really thought about taking his films to any film festival. He says: “I never thought about it. I know a group of people who make films that would go to film festivals, but I do not think so. I [essentially] want to make movies that people would like to watch? “If they get to Cannes, that’s fine.”
He adds, “I want all my films to have a large global audience, but I never aspired to have any of my films at a film festival. I do not have much knowledge about it (film festivals). “But maybe I should think about it.”
Ali, who was in Delhi to attend the Kathakar International Storytelling Festival and had a long association with the festival. Welcoming the art of storytelling, he said: “The desire to tell a story is very exciting. It is like hunger or thirst that we can not overcome without telling stories. As a filmmaker, the reason for making a film is a story you have thought of. My trick with Kathakar is not to know what to say, I am not preparing anything. And then things show up there are very amazing and interesting. ”
Ask him out well if he is no longer absorbed in the connection, and he goes on to say: On the day of filming you can have a plan. but the best plan is not to take this plan seriously either. There is an intention of a scene we shoot, but things happen as we shoot, something new and real can happen. I want to keep this window open. ”
Ali’s last film was Love Aaj Kal (2020), which was the successor to the 2009 film of the same name, which he also directed. Ask him out well if he is no longer absorbed in the connection.
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