Director and writer, Imtiaz Ali is acclaimed to make unconventional films and notable storytelling. Some of his best pieces of work are Rockstar, Jab We Met, Love Aaj Kal, HIghway, Tamasha among many.
Apart from his spectacular filmmaking, he is known for his down to earth attitude and humble personality. Imtiaz is somebody who aspires to tell stories of a common man, stories imbibed with raw emotions, with no filter whatsoever. Even in his personal life, he often interacts with people and takes notice of their everyday adventures!
One such encounter with an auto-rickshaw driver while casually strolling around.at night in the rain is winning our hearts!
Ali took to his Facebook to write about the heartfelt incident and it’s sure to bring a smile on your face! The story goes like this, "night walk in the rain! the auto-rickshaw came along and asked if I wanted a ride. I refused, he asked again - it was raining and I was without cover. I had checked my wallet, I smiled at him and said I had no money. He looked at me and asked me to sit in, he would drop me without money.
"I asked him to carry on and get some other client and do his job. He said it was raining and I would get wet. He asked me to sit in, he would drop me. I sat and he drove. Soon a car stopped the rickshaw - it was a couple who wanted a selfie with me. The auto-rickshaw guy looked at me. He asked me if I was Imtiaz Ali. He said he would want a selfie with me. I told him I would want a selfie with him as well."
He penned down his blissful encounter along with a selfie with the rickshaw driver! Have a look :
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The post has attracted praise and appreciation from Ali’s fans. Many fans commented on the post showering love for their beloved filmmaker and his modesty!
Besides Facebook, Imtiaz keeps updating his Instagram with anecdotes giving you glimpses of the places he travels to and stories of people he crosses paths with - narrating a tale with every picture!
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Meanwhile, on the work front, Imtiaz Ali’s upcoming film Aaj Kal will star Sara Ali Khan opposite Kartik Aaryan. The romantic flick is set to release on Valentine’s Day next year, i.e, February 14, 2020.
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