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  • Writer's pictureShailja Chandra

"I don’t enjoy watching my movies once they are made" - a candid Conversation with Imtiaz Ali

Updated: Jul 14, 2021

"I don’t enjoy watching my movies once they are made. I feel that when you are making the movie, you are looking at it a thousands times and very critically and you more than anyone else are aware of the mistakes you have made in the movie…more than your most severe critic, you are aware."


Here is a link to my candid chat with Imtiaz Ali - the heart, soul and brain behind movies such as Jab We Met,Love Aaj Kal. Hear his views on how he is a harsh critic of his own work and hear him ‘decimate’ scenes from Jab We Met and Love Aaj Kal with such creative forthrightness that is rare. 


“Everything that I have done is a cause of dissatisfaction to me. You can quote the best scene that you have liked in any of my movies and I will be able to decimate it.”


His willingness to share his vulnerable side makes him stand endearingly and refreshingly apart from the fantasies, falseness and fallacies of the film industry.




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