Interesting trivia about 'Rockstar' director Imtiaz Ali

Jun 18, 2012, 10:00 IST | A Correspondant

On the occasion of Imtiaz Ali's birthday, presenting some fun facts about the filmmaker and his movies

Imtiaz Ali
Imtiaz Ali

Imtiaz Ali has acted only in one Bollywood film till date, he played Yakub Memon in 'Black Friday'.

The title of 'Jab We Met' was decided by a popular vote. The other choices were 'Punjab Mail' and 'Ishq Via Bhatinda'.

In the original script of 'Rockstar', Ranbir Kapoor's character Jordan was supposed to die in the end. However, Imtiaz and Ranbir felt that this might not be the best possible ending, so the entire climax was re-shot.

He loves to travel.

He is related to Rabindranath Tagore through his maternal side's lineage.

He began his career directing TV programs like 'Kurukshetra' and 'Imtehaan' before moving to Bollywood.

The original choice for the role of Heer in 'Rockstar' was Kareena Kapoor. However, the script in 'Rockstar' required some romantic scenes between the lead actors. As Ranbir and Kareena are cousins she was replaced by Nargis Fakhri.

Is credited for story in the Tamil remake of 'Jab We Met', 'Kanden Kadhalai' and the Telegu remake of 'Love Aaj Kal', 'Theenmaar'.

Won only one Best Director award for his film 'Rockstar'. 

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