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No remakes for Imtiaz Ali

bollywood Updated: Feb 17, 2012 20:50 IST
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Writer-director Imtiaz Ali, whose last film, Rockstar has been picking up honours almost at every award function, says he would never venture into the remake zone.

“If a film has already been made, I would never remake it. That film is already so complete in itself that I would never want people to make fun of me by comparing my film with the original,” says the 40-year-old.

Ali admits to be in love with the character of Devdas because of its imperfections. Talking about some of his all-time favourite classics, Imtiaz says, “From the classics that I have watched, I love Mother India. I feel it is very human and it is the story of India. Of course, there is Mughal-E-Azam but then it is one film that everyone talks about. Ganga Jamuna is also good.”

The filmmaker forayed into Bollywood with a youth-centric film, Socha Na Tha. The 2005 release was not a commercial success, but Ali showed his talent in the way he treated the subject and the characters. His technique didn’t fetch favourable results then, but when he made Shahid Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor starrer Jab We Met, his style appealed to the audiences so much so that the film turned out to be a huge hit.