Need combination of Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan to enter new markets: Imtiaz Ali


Director Imtiaz Ali believes that the Hindi the film industry should make use of the combination of Shah Rukh Khan’s exuberance and content delivered by Aamir Khan to reach out to various international markets.

At an event, the filmmaker stated, “I think you need Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir as a combination of exuberance and content to break through and get into different markets. Of course, I’ve shot with Shah Rukh in Europe, so there hardly a place that we went and people didn’t mass recognise him. That’s a great thing for us.”

Ali further added, “What it does is, it changes the quality of your own work when you get aware of the fact that different people from all over the world are watching… I think there is a qualitative improvement in cinema as a result of it travelling abroad.”

Imtiaz was also asked if he would make a movie in Mandarin. To which he replied, “I quickly thought of all the films that I have made. And even though when I think about Mandarin, what comes to my mind is really exotic Chinese music and people eating with chopsticks and some pretty looking girls. When I think about the films I have made, many of them could have been a Mandarin film.”

“But now, I feel I already have a lot of scripts for Mandarin films, especially the one that I have been toying with from a long time. It gives writers and directors an opportunity to tell stories with a bigger heart, to a bigger audience.” He concluded.