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Social media has killed the mystery of romance, says Imtiaz Ali

Bollywood director Imtiaz Ali, celebrated for bringing complex modern-day love stories to the silver screen, believes that the extreme use of social media has killed the pleasant mystery involved in romantic relationships.

bollywood Updated: Nov 23, 2016 12:44 IST
Imtiaz Ali is currently working on his next film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma.
Imtiaz Ali is currently working on his next film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma.(HT Photo)

Bollywood director Imtiaz Ali, celebrated for bringing complex modern-day love stories to the silver screen, believes that the extreme use of social media has killed the pleasant mystery involved in romantic relationships.

“The mystery of romance is lost today. People are interacting with each other so much that there is no mystery left. You know, my daughter is growing up and I think she is also missing out the beauty of mystery that we used to have in our time,” said Imtiaz at the ongoing 10th NFDC Film Bazaar, which is being held in Panjim.

In fact, according to the filmmaker, who is known for his movies like Tamasha, Rockstar and Love Aaj Kal, social media makes people lonely.

Asked about being called the new trendsetter of romantic films in Hindi cinema, he said, “It was not a conscious decision but I think every filmmaker in their time has done that. We talk about that now.”

Though most of the filmmakers tend to collaborate with various music directors, the Jab We Met director said, “I believe that music directors are also filmmakers and when I share the story with a music director, with his music he brings a certain contribution. Therefore, there should be one person who is going to handle this. So far, I have worked with AR Rahman and Pritam.”

“When I approach my film to a music director, I go by the story and I think the film decides the kind of music it demands and whom I should go for,” he said.

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