Imtiaz Ali: Stage acting has purity

Nov 09, 2015, 07:21 IST | IANS

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, who has shown his acting skills on the stage, says plays have purity.

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali, who has shown his acting skills on the stage, says plays have purity.

Imtiaz Ali
Imtiaz Ali

"Initially, I acted for a few years in theatre. Then I also started directing (for the stage). So being a stage artist, I always feel proud that the first family (Kapoors) in the film industry originates from theatre," Ali told reporters here during Prithvi Theatre Festival

As a director, Ali says the late actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor will inspire him.

"I love to watch all his movies as an audience. He is a great director," said the "Highway" director.

"And so whenever I am at this place...Prithvi Theatre, I feel like doing plays. Stage acting has purity and gives a great opportunity to exercise the acting quality. I always tell Deepika (Padukone) and Ranbir (Kapoor) to do stage acting," said the director, whose next film "Tamasha" stars the Bollywood actors.

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