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Samarth Goyal, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, December 21, 2012
For filmmaker Imtiaz Ali who recently directed an advertisement with veteran actor Rekha, it was a dream come true. “It was so exciting to work with her. And especially when I have seen her like countless times, this was a big opportunity for me to work with her.” The 41-year-old also claims to have discovered a spiritual side to Rekha. “The new or a very different side that I saw of her was that she was very spiritual,” says the filmmaker who has directed her in the advertisement for Snickers.

The filmmaker adds, “She is an extremely sensitive person and it is really brilliant to see that someone who has been in this industry for such a long time still wants to know if she is doing her part properly.”

Ali recalls, “One day, someone from the crew entered our tent and he soon realised he was standing very close to Rekha. As soon as he realised that, he jumped back in shock and we all started laughing about it.” Ask the Rockstar director about his rumoured next project Highway with Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt and he says, “I am still sorting out ideas in my head.”