Who’s this buzzing me all the way from Jamshedpur? It’s a new jasoos I’ve been test-spying. He says that Imtiaz Ali was in the steel city recently. Doing what? Mining for content or engineering a new deal, I smirk. He doesn’t get the joke. What a bore!
Anyway there’s more. Apparently, last weekend there was a special screening of Love Aaj Kal at a local club and home boy Immy was the guest of honour. His parents were there and his wife too.. So also the executive director of Tata and the city’s top cop. Friends and relatives in plenty, but the one man who Immy was really pleased to see was a peon from his old school who’s still working there. Sweet!
Wouldn’t be surprised if Imtiaz now decided to recreate his school days on screen.. with the peon playing a significant part. He did tell me that he was looking for a story that would reach out to him. The suggestion may not be khara sona but it is pure steel. Tee hee.