Jab We Met director Imtiaz Ali on Shahid Kapoor and Kareena’s breakup, ‘That time they were not...’

The famous director of Jab We Met, Imtiaz Ali recently shared all about the experience of shooting this hit- romantic film with Kareena Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor.
Imtiaz Ali

MUMBAI: Jab We Met movie director Imtiaz Ali recently shared that the breakup of leading actors Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor never affected their most romantic hit movie, and credited them as two extremely professional actors. The 2007 film was the last film they shot as a couple.

Director said the couple separated at the end of the shoot, but the stain on their personal equation never showed up on set.

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‘Most of the film was shot. There were two days after their so-called break-up that we had to shoot. They were absolutely professional. No blemish, nothing at all, whatever is happening in their personal lives,’ he said in an interview.

Imtiaz Ali revealed that his original casting choice for his breakout romantic comedy was in fact actors Bobby Deol and Priety Zinta. The director said he was first trying to make the film with Bobby Deol when he was filming Socha Na Tha with the actor’s cousin, Abhay Deol.

Because Socha Na Tha took five years to release, so the filmmaker spent a lot of time with Bobby Deol. ‘He is one of the best friends I will ever have. So I was trying to make it with him. But it never got made to the extent that many years passed… Bobby was doing some other work, so I thought let it be, let’s not make this film together. We shook hands on that.’

Imtiaz reveals the fact that when he started talking to Shahid for the same part but when he approached him, he thought the actor looked younger than what he wanted his character Aditya to look. ‘He said he could wear glasses, and clothes that would make him look his age. Kareena was my first choice; I had met her earlier for this film, but it hadn’t worked out at that point of time. But then she came on board.’

‘That time Shahid and Kareena were not doing supremely well. But these ups and downs keep happening in the lives of filmmakers and actors. But as filmmakers we don’t have to speculate like the stock market, judge what we think is right for a particular part and only that works. This is the learning of my life.’

Filmmaker revealed that the making of Jab We Met was tough,as everyone, from actors to producers, had rejected the film.

‘I had also gone to Preity Zinta. Jab We Met was the most rejected film of my life. It was being rejected everywhere. It was when I narrated the film to Preity Zinta in her house that she laughed. I thought she was laughing at me, mocking me! But she said it was really funny. So, I continued narrating.’

‘That was the first time somebody had complimented the film. So I owe it to her and whenever I meet her I give her a special hug and thank her that, ‘You were the first person, who told me this film is ok.’ So Bobby and Preity Zinta are the pairing I wanted but it didn’t happen.’

Imtiaz is currently basking in the praise for his recent feature, Amar Singh Chamkila, which was released on Netflix last month.

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