Jab we met director Imtiaz Ali was against the decision of casting Kareena and Shahid in the movie for this shocking reason

Famous director Imtiaz Ali recently shared that he was against the advice of casting Kareena Kapoor Khan and Shahid Kapoor in their iconic movie ‘Jab we met.’
Imtiaz Ali

MUMBAI: Director Imtiaz Ali’s one of the iconic film Jab we met is not only special for the audience but also for the stars Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan. The film not only changed their career but also become a classic clut of their whole professional life. But did you know that Imtiaz Ali was advised against casting Shahid and Kareena at that point?

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In an exclusive interview, Ali spoke about his take on how he casts his actors for the most remarakable move of him. When asked if there is pressure to go with who is saleable or more relevant name in the market, he said, ‘Luckily, in my career, I have had varying chances with the so-called success of, or the position of stars, so to speak. I remember a time when Shahid and Kareena came to Jab We Met. And then I was told that we can get better casting. Because at that point, Shahid and Kareena were not doing well. But it worked so much.’

The director further said ‘You know people love that film, right? So I feel that I, as a filmmaker, should not be looking at the film market like the stock exchange. Speculation is not what is really needed from a film director or a filmmaker or a producer as well. One must see the potential of a certain person in the role that you are offering them.’

The director states that casting the stars according to the characters and their roles written on to the script has always worked for him. He added, ‘A film works when you go with the actor who is best suited for that role, not what might be the present trend. I feel that in my experience, that's my learning.’

Also read: Alia Bhatt and Priyanka Chopra praises Kiran Rao's 'Laapataa Ladies' says, "Such a wonderful time at the movies"!

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