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Imtiaz: Bebo in JWM better than DP in Cocktail

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As filmmaker

Imtiaz Ali

prepares for the release of his upcoming film

Amar Singh Chamkila

starring

Diljit Dosanjh

and

Parineeti Chopra

in the lead, he recently chose his favourite performances of

Deepika Padukone

and

Kareena Kapoor Khan

from his iconic films.
In an interview with Connect FM Canada, one of the challenging questions posed to Imtiaz was choosing between two of his iconic films,

Jab We Met

and Love Aaj Kal, as well as between actors Kareena Kapoor and Deepika Padukone as better performers.

When asked to compare Kareena’s performance in Jab We Met with Deepika’s in Cocktail, Imtiaz admitted the difficulty but leaned towards Kareena, citing his directorial involvement in the film. Similarly, he favored Jab We Met over

Cocktail

as a better film and chose

Gulzar

over

Javed Akhtar

as a better lyricist.

Imtiaz Ali on the upcoming biopic: Diljit Dosanjh brought on Amar Singh Chamkila

Regarding his personal connection to his films, Imtiaz expressed that Jab We Met holds a special place in his heart, stating, “It’s more mine.” He also revealed a preference for outdoor shoots and night shoots over indoor and morning shoots.

Speaking about his upcoming project Amar Singh Chamkila, Imtiaz praised Diljit’s contribution to the film. Initially hesitant about casting Diljit, Imtiaz admitted, “I thought that Diljit won’t be able to do the film so I didn’t approach him in the beginning.” However, upon further discussions, Imtiaz realized Diljit’s indispensable role in the film’s success, emphasizing, “I couldn’t have made the film without Diljit.”

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