MUMBAI: Bollywood filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, known for his youth-centric films, speaks about his next project ‘Highway’.
“Highway is a story that has been in my heart for years. I’ve been waiting to get into it,” reveals the accomplished filmmaker, who’s given Bollywood lovers exceptional stories like ‘Socha Na Tha’ (2005), ‘Jab We Met’ (2007), ‘Love Aaj Kal’ (2009) and ‘Rockstar’ (2011).
Having shot his last two films in Delhi, Imtiaz Ali says he has developed a fascination for the city. The talented director has decided to go back to the National capital once again, for ‘Highway’ featuring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda.
It’s not just the fresh pairing of ‘Student of the Year’ wonder Alia and the rakish Randeep that excites Imtiaz. Admits the director, “When AR Rahman agreed to join me on this journey, I felt blessed. This movie needs him more than ever before. We also have an ideal cast — Alia and Randeep — and an ideal crew. The journey has begun and it will be some experience together.”
AR Rahman, who composed music for Imitiaz’s ‘Rockstar’ as well is happy to be on board. Says Rahman, “It’s a ‘Highway’ journey this time, with the same good company of Imtiaz and lyricist Irshad Kamil.”
Sajid Nadiadwala who will be producing the film said, “The film will be an all-new musical experience for AR Rahman fans and who better than Imtiaz to bring them to life on screen. I am delighted to present the film.”