Director Imtiaz Ali’s cult hit Rockstar launched 9 years in the past. The movie cemented Ranbir Kapoor as a quintessential Imtiaz hero, and gave Nargis Fakhri her Bollywood debut.
But do you know that Imtiaz had initially eyed Deepika Padukone for the lead role? In a put up on her web site years later, the filmmaker had written about their assembly, and the way the collaboration by no means got here to move.
In his 2019 put up, he described the assembly: “She got off the car at the hotel porch and looked at me. I immediately knew that this is the girl I have come to meet. She also immediately knew that I am the director she had come to meet because she had those eyes, that looked as if they know.”
He added, “None of Deepika’s movies had released till then. I had come to meet her for Rockstar. I wanted her for Rockstar but the movie did not get made till many years later. I worked with her in other movies. Many things happened over many years at many places, all of which I might forget, but I will never forget the girl who stepped out of the car at the hotel and looked at me as if she knew.”
Deepika labored with Imtiaz in 2009’s Love Aaj Kal, after which in Cocktail, which Imtiaz co-wrote, and Tamasha, co-starring Ranbir. Deepika and Ranbir, in the meantime, have starred collectively in Yah Jawaani Hai Deewani and Bachna Ae Haseeno.
Imtiaz’s most up-to-date movie was a poorly acquired remake of Love Aaj Kal, starring Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan. He additionally created the Netflix collection She.
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