Imtiaz Ali was a very bright child from the start. With a passion for cinema and love for theatre, Imtiaz Ali step out to make a mark for himself. Today, he is a well known director and producer.
His career began with the film Socha Na Tha starring Abhay Deol and Ayesha Takia. This was way back in the year 2005. The film did bad at the Box Office. However, Imtiaz Ali’s talent was recognized and appreciated.
Prior to taking up films, Imtiaz Ali worked as a director for Television soaps on popular channels. A year after his first film released, Imtiaz Ali went on to direct one of the biggest hits of his career- Jab We Met. The film starred Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor, who by then had parted ways. Needless to say, Jab We Met was a great film and a huge success.
In 2009, Imtiaz Ali’s next film Love Aaj Kal, starring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone, released. The film did well. It was again in 2011 that Intiaz Ali saw a milestone in his career. Rockstar was a grand film. The film starred Ranbir Kapoor and newcomer Nargis Fakhri. It received mixed responses but was appreciated and welcomed by the audience and the industry members. This led Imtiaz Ali into the list of most wanted directors.
Not just being a director but Imtiaz is also a producer and a writer. The feathers in his cap are plenty. He has written for most films that he has directed. His first venture as a producer is with the upcoming release Highway starring Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt. Also, Imtiaz Ali acted in a film titles Black Friday and has been an editor for quite a few films.
Big stars consider it an honour to work with a versatile director like Imtiaz Ali. His career is definitely going upwards and we see him making it big in Bollywood.