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Don’t have to worry about critics now: Imtiaz Ali on making short films

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, whose short film about Indian sex workers won him plaudits, says these films score over full-length films.

bollywood Updated: Apr 14, 2016 22:04 IST
Samarth Goyal
Imtiaz Ali

Director and writer Imtiaz Ali says that he will make more short films.(Yogen Shah/HT Photo)

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali has found a new way to tell stories. The 44-year-old, popular for making love stories starring A-list Bollywood stars, has released a short film titled India Tomorrow on Indian sex workers, and the film has registered more than three lakh hits on YouTube in 10 days.

The director, however, says that he hasn’t kept a tab on the numbers. “I never really took time out to check how many people have watched it. I am delighted that people like it,” says Imtiaz, who has made big ticket films such as Jab We Met (2007), Rockstar (2011) and Tamasha (2015).

Ali says there are a number of points where short films score over full-length films.

Watch: India Tomorrow, Imtiaz Ali’s film on sex workers with a plan

Asked why he thought of making a short film, Ali says there are a number of points where short films score over full-length films. “I love making feature films, but there are just so many restrictions that come with making a film. For a short film, I don’t have to worry about the critics. Since they don’t release in a theatre, I don’t have to worry about how much money they make. They go beyond censorship and I can actually play around with ideas. Ab main apne saare keede nikaal sakta hun (I),” he says.

Watch his short film here:

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