“Rahman Sahab is doing the music for Window Seat,” reveals Imtiaz Ali in an interview with us. ‘Window Seat’ is the working title of Imtiaz’ upcoming film starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone that will be going on floors in the middle of 2014.
“There’s this phase that I’m thinking of this term window seat a lot. Everything I’m doing or naming, I’m calling it window seat. My production house is called Window Seat Films, as you said an article I wrote earlier this year in The Times of India, was called Window Seat in Kashmir, With Ranbir Kapoor,” Imtiaz says.
Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone of late have become power houses of Bollywood and both are at the peak of their career right now. So when quized Imtiaz if the director had to tweak the script of the movie in order to accomodate the superstars? “When you have people who are commercially strong it takes off the pressure. But I don’t consider it that way. There is a story I’m interested in making and Ranbir-Deepika are the right choice and we just try and make a great film which most people enjoy. That’s all you can do.” Is it a love story? “It’s a boy and girl story. All the stories I make end up being love stories. I don’t know why that happens,” Imtiaz says with a smile.
Imtiaz Ali’s soon to release ‘Highway’ which stars Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt. Ranbir Kapoor in a recent interview revealed that he has seen Highway and that he rates it as one of the best films that he has eve seen. “Ranbir is just being a friend. He has inspired me to make Highway. He wasn’t meant to be in the film but he pushed me to make this film and said that it’s going to be an important film in my career,” Imtiaz says.
The first looks of Imtiaz Ali’s ‘Highway’ trailers will be out in mid december 2013.