Imtiaz Ali: News

Born on June 16, 1971, Indian film director, producer and writer is best known for his films ‘Jab We Met’ (2007), ‘Love Aaj Kal’ (2009), ‘Rockstar’ (2011), and ‘Highway’ (2014). An alumnus of the University of Delhi, Ali began his directing career with TV shows ‘Kurukshetra’ and ‘Imtihaan’ (1995). His two initial directorial films namely ‘Socha Na Tha’ (2005), and ‘Ahista Ahista’ (2006) performed average. He rose to prominence with ‘Jab We Met.’ As of 2021, Ali has directed at least 12 Bollywood movies, produced at least eight movies, and has written the screenplay of over 10 Bollywood movies. Some of his other critically-lauded and commercially successful movies include ‘Cocktail’ (2012), ‘Tamasha’ (2015), ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ (2017), and ‘Love Aaj Kal’ (2020). He is the recipient of one Filmfare Award, one International Indian Film Academy Award, and two Producers Guild Film Awards. He is the nephew of Pakistani TV actor and director Khalid Ahmed, and director Arif Ali.

04 May 2024

Guru Dutt

Imtiaz Ali denies similarities between 'Chamkila' and 'Pyaasa'

Imtiaz Ali, the director of the recently released film Amar Singh Chamkila, has dismissed any resemblance between his film's protagonist and Guru Dutt's character in the classic movie Pyaasa.

27 Apr 2024

Diljit Dosanjh

Imtiaz Ali broke his 'filmmaking grammar' for 'Amar Singh Chamkila' 

Imtiaz Ali's first biographical film, Amar Singh Chamkila, is garnering international attention.

21 Apr 2024

Bollywood

'Chamkila' actor Jashn Kohli aims to revamp Bollywood's Sardar portrayal

Actor Jashn Kohli, who is receiving fame for his role in Amar Singh Chamkila, has expressed his desire to change the stereotypical portrayal of Sardars in Bollywood.

17 Apr 2024

Parineeti Chopra

Parineeti Chopra's transformation for 'Amar Singh Chamkila' cost her work

Acclaimed actor Parineeti Chopra recently disclosed her experience of gaining 15kg for her role in the film Amar Singh Chamkila.

08 Apr 2024

Diljit Dosanjh

'The Great Indian Kapil Show' welcomes next guests Parineeti-Diljit-Imtiaz

Are you keeping up with The Great Indian Kapil Show, which premiered on Netflix on March 30?

31 Mar 2024

Parineeti Chopra

Why was Imtiaz uncertain about Diljit for 'Chamkila'? He reveals

When the trailer or teaser for a film drops, audiences often applaud the cast, saying it's difficult to imagine anyone else in their roles.

28 Mar 2024

AR Rahman

'Amar Singh Chamkila' trailer: Diljit Dosanjh-Imtiaz Ali promise riveting biopic

Imtiaz Ali is a generation-defining filmmaker and he is back with his most ambitious project Amar Singh Chamkila.

21 Mar 2024

Kareena Kapoor Khan

Imtiaz Ali chooses Kareena Kapoor over Deepika Padukone 

Filmmaker Imtiaz Ali has worked with Kareena Kapoor Khan and Deepika Padukone in his movies. In a recent interview with Connect FM Canada, he was asked to pick his favorite actor between the two and Ali chose his Jab We Met star over the Cocktail actor.

19 Mar 2024

Diljit Dosanjh

Diljit Dosanjh embodies 'Amar Singh Chamkila' in new BTS snippet

Imtiaz Ali is a generation-defining filmmaker and his upcoming film Amar Singh Chamkila is one of the most anticipated films among cinephiles.

26 Feb 2024

OTT releases

'Chamkila': Imtiaz Ali directorial featuring Diljit-Parineeti gets release date

Imtiaz Ali's much-awaited film, Chamkila, featuring Diljit Dosanjh and Parineeti Chopra, is set to hit the OTT arena on the auspicious occasion of Baisakhi.

08 Feb 2024

Happy Birthday

Jaideep Ahlawat's birthday: Looking back at actor's early career highlights

Jaideep Ahlawat had aspirations of joining the Indian Army, but the call to act changed his destiny!

26 Dec 2023

Alia Bhatt

Karan Johar expresses gratitude to Alia-Ranveer for 'Rocky Aur Rani...'

Karan Johar delivered one of the best 2023 films (both critically and commercially) with Rocky Aur Rani Kii Prem Kahaani.

10 Dec 2023

Parineeti Chopra

Will Parineeti Chopra join politics? Here's complete truth

Parineeti Chopra and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Raghav Chadha—who got married in September—have been setting couple goals for the past few months.

01 Jul 2023

Bollywood

Ustad Rashid Khan's birthday: Top 5 Bollywood songs

Ustad Rashid Khan, one of the most popular Indian classical musicians who contributed majorly to Bollywood, turned 55 on Saturday (July 1).

16 Jun 2023

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday, Imtiaz Ali: Common denominators across his acclaimed films

Filmmaker and writer Imtiaz Ali has turned 52.

30 May 2023

Diljit Dosanjh

Diljit Dosanjh's 'Chamkila': All about legendary singer Amar Singh Chamkila 

Imtiaz Ali released the first glimpses of his upcoming film based on the life of the late Punjabi singer, Amar Singh Chamkila. Starring Diljit Dosanjh in the titular role, the teaser was unveiled on Tuesday.

30 May 2023

OTT releases

Imtiaz Ali's 'Chamkila' starring Diljit Dosanjh first glimpse out

Imtiaz Ali is all about love. The love for intricate relationships or be it love for music or be it love for life, the Bollywood director is known for his visual poetry.

13 Mar 2023

Upcoming Movies

Meet Amar Singh Chamkila who inspired Diljit Dosanjh-Parineeti Chopra's 'Chamkila'

Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Chamkila, directed by Jab We Met and Tamasha fame director Imtiaz Ali. The movie also stars Parineeti Chopra.

04 Mar 2023

Sara Ali Khan

When was Sara Ali Khan's 'worst phase of life'

Known for her lively personality and quirky Instagram posts—Sara Ki Shayari, Sara Ali Khan never holds back when it comes to speaking her mind.

10 Dec 2022

Bollywood Films

Parineeti Chopra to soon begin shooting for Imtiaz Ali's 'Chamkila'

Actor Parineeti Chopra is currently gearing up to star in Imtiaz Ali's ambitious film Chamkila, which marks her first association with the Jab We Met director.

07 Aug 2022

Netflix

Liked 'Darlings'? Here's what you can watch next on Netflix

From fighting crime to standing up for their rights, films and series have certainly not shied away from depicting some of the most badass female protagonists.

19 Jul 2022

Dilip Kumar

Confirmed! Biopic on Madhubala scheduled to be made next year

A biopic on the life of legendary yesteryear actor Madhubala is going into production soon.

06 Jul 2022

Tamil Cinema

'Avrodh 2' to 'Paka': 5 must-watch titles streaming on SonyLIV

SonyLIV is where the action is, quite literally!

16 Jun 2022

Shahid Kapoor

Birthday special: Lesser-known facts about Imtiaz Ali, his directorial style

Imtiaz Ali is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated filmmakers of all time who has created many defining moments in Indian cinema.

24 Nov 2021

Entertainment

After Imtiaz Ali's show, Sandeepa signs B Praak's music video

Sandeepa Dhar, who had got several nominations for her debut film, Isi Life Mein...!, is on a signing spree.

24 May 2021

Bollywood

Imtiaz Ali to collaborate for a third time with Ranbir?

Bollywood has gifted us many memorable actor-director duos through the years, and the Ranbir Kapoor-Imtiaz Ali pair definitely is one of them.

19 Apr 2021

Bollywood

Bollywood guitarist in COVID-19-induced coma; Imtiaz Ali, others voice support

Tamasha director Imtiaz Ali, musicians Amaal-Armaan Malik and others have come together to help raise funds for the treatment of a guitarist who has worked extensively in Bollywood.

15 Feb 2020

Sara Ali Khan

Box office: 'Love Aaj Kal' opens at Rs. 12 crore

Imtiaz Ali's much-awaited film Love Aaj Kal, starring Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan, has recorded a decent opening day collection at the box office, thanks to Valentine's Day.

12 Feb 2020

Bollywood

'Love Aaj Kal': CBFC modifies Sara and Kartik's intimate scenes

Even as the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) passed Imtiaz Ali's upcoming movie Love Aaj Kal with a U/A certificate, it axed several intimate scenes from it.

18 Jan 2020

X

How Saif reacted to daughter Sara's 'Love Aaj Kal's trailer

The trailer for Imtiaz Ali's much-awaited film Love Aaj Kal, starring Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan, dropped on Friday. The upcoming film is a sequel to Imtiaz's own 2009 hit romantic-comedy movie by the same name.

02 Jul 2019

Sara Ali Khan

After 'Dostana 2,' Kartik Aaryan bags 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2'

It's raining sequels for Kartik Aaryan.

05 Apr 2019

DNA

Varun-Sara to release 'Coolie No.1' remake poster on April 24?

Varun Dhawan and Sara Ali Khan created a buzz recently after the two were roped in for the remake of Govinda starrer Coolie No.1.

27 Mar 2019

Deepika Padukone

Not 'Love Aaj Kal 2', Sara-Kartik's movie gets new title

Cinephiles went crazy after Bollywood heartthrobs Kartik Aaryan and Sara Ali Khan were roped in for Imtiaz Ali's next.

23 Mar 2019

Varun Dhawan

Confirmed! Sara to romance Varun in 'Coolie No. 1' remake

Sara Ali Khan's career is certainly on a roll after the massive success of her debut Kedarnath and her second release Simmba in 2018.

22 Mar 2019

Instagram

Did Sushant Singh Rajput call it quits with Sara?

When Sara Ali Khan made her debut with Kedarnath opposite Sushant Singh Rajput, she became the talk of the town in no time.

21 Mar 2019

Deepika Padukone

Confirmed: Sara-Kartik's love story to release on Valentine's Day 2020

Sara Ali Khan and Kartik Aaryan are currently doing a movie with Imtiaz Ali, the shooting of which is underway.

18 Mar 2019

Sara Ali Khan

Sara enjoys bike-ride with Kartik, schooled for not wearing helmet

Ever since Sara Ali Khan confessed her feelings for Kartik Aaryan, their fans have been eagerly waiting to watch them together onscreen.

08 Mar 2019

Varun Dhawan

Varun to romance Sara in 'Coolie No. 1' remake?

Actor Varun Dhawan's career is on a roll these days.

06 Mar 2019

Saif Ali Khan

Sara on Saif-Kareena's relationship: Anyone he loves, I love

Sara Ali Khan is only two films old, but she has already impressed everyone with her acting prowess, charm and her easy-breezy attitude.

01 Mar 2019

Saif Ali Khan

Sara-Kartik to begin shooting for Imtiaz Ali's directorial next week

Ever since Sara Ali Khan confessed her liking about Kartik Aaryan, there have been reports about the two sharing screen space.

30 Jan 2019

Saif Ali Khan

Sara walks out of 'Love Aaj Kal 2'. Here's why

Sara Ali Khan created a buzz in the town after she was roped in for Imtiaz Ali's Love Aaj Kal 2. The movie also featured Sara's crush Kartik Aaryan in the lead.

28 Jan 2019

Bollywood

Sara on Saif-Amrita's divorce: They were not happy together

Sara Ali Khan is the newest sensation in Bollywood. She has taken over the industry with her charm and wit.

24 Jan 2019

DNA

#LoveAajKal2: Saif Ali Khan roped in for Sara-Kartik's romcom?

When Sara Ali Khan shared the kouch with daddy Saif Ali Khan on Koffee With Karan 6, they brought the house down with their unusual camaraderie.

27 Nov 2018

Deepika Padukone

#TamashaTurnsThree: Remembering 'Agar Tum Saath Ho' and its million emotions

When Tamasha released on this day, three years ago, the expectations were sky high.

07 Sep 2018

Celebrity

Imtiaz Ali reveals why he didn't direct 'Laila Majnu'

Most of his films have shades of 'Laila Majnu', says director Imtiaz Ali who believes that the age-old folktale of star-crossed lovers is as immortal as the writings of Shakespeare.

16 Aug 2018

Bollywood

About movie with Shahid Kapoor, Imtiaz Ali ends all rumors

Shahid Kapoor sent fans in a frenzy when he had said he would be teaming up with Imtiaz Ali for a film, but the project never happened, and Imtiaz says he never announced it in the first place.

27 May 2018

Rajkummar Rao

Shahid opts out of Imtiaz's film; Rajkummar steps in

There's a bad news for all those who were eagerly waiting for the reunion of Imtiaz Ali and Shahid Kapoor after 'Jab We Met'.

14 May 2018

Bollywood

Its confirmed! Shahid Kapoor is 'Arjun Reddy'

Shahid Kapoor has confirmed that he is playing the lead role in the Hindi remake of Telugu blockbuster 'Arjun Reddy'.

25 Apr 2018

Shahid Kapoor

Shahid Kapoor to play a boxer in 'Airlift' director's next

Shahid Kapoor, who is currently immersed in the shooting of 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu', has come on-board for 'Airlift' and 'Chef' fame director Raja Krishnan Menon's next film.

03 Apr 2018

Anurag Kashyap

I was a reluctant actor, says Abhay Deol

Abhay Deol was determined to create his own identity when he made his debut over a decade ago but coming from a film family, the actor says he was conflicted about fame.

12 Mar 2018

Bollywood

Imtiaz is working on a not-so-typical film with Shahid

Travel has always been an inevitable part of all Imtiaz Ali films. Most of his creations revolve around his characters' love to embark on life-altering journey.

08 Mar 2018

Bollywood

Women's Day: 6 contemporary Bollywood films that celebrate womanhood

Stories of women have always been told in Bollywood. Though before Vidya Balan, they were few and far between.

03 Mar 2018

Hollywood

Hollywood movies which were copied from Bollywood!

Inspired, plagiarized, official remake, unofficial remake - these are some of the words that are used when a Bollywood movie plot closely mimics that of a Hollywood production.

15 Feb 2018

Bollywood

Ekta Kapoor, Imtiaz Ali recreate 'Laila Majnu' with contemporary touch

In a first, filmmaker Imtiaz Ali and producer Ekta Kapoor have joined hands to recreate the classic tale of Laila and Majnu.

20 Dec 2017

Bollywood

Shahid Kapoor spills the bean on Padmavati's release

Actor Shahid Kapoor who graced the Zee Cine Awards' red carpet spoke his heart out about the on-going controversy surrounding his next big film 'Padmavati'.

28 Nov 2017

Bollywood

Shahid Kapoor & Imtiaz Ali to team up again!

Together Shahid Kapoor and Imtiaz Ali have given one of the best films of their careers; ten years after a successful camaraderie in 'Jab We Met', Shahid Kapoor and Imtiaz are apparently gearing up for another collaboration.

31 Aug 2017

Hollywood

Hollywood movies which were copied from Bollywood!

Inspired, plagiarized, official remake, unofficial remake - these are some of the words that are used when a Bollywood movie plot closely mimics that of a Hollywood production.

20 Aug 2017

Hollywood

Hollywood movies which were copied from Bollywood!

Inspired, plagiarized, official remake, unofficial remake - these are some of the words that are used when a Bollywood movie plot closely mimics that of a Hollywood production.