Imtiaz Ali has expressed desire to team up with Bengali filmmakers to help them reach out to a wider audience.
Imtiaz said though he was not conversant with the ‘pleasant’ Bengali language, which can be endowed with “rich heritage”, he would want to explore the regional film that’s well known because of its creative excellence.
Hailing the creative aesthetic quality of Bengali cinema, the 44-year old director referred to Ritwik Ghatak’s Ajantrik, Charulata, Satyajit Ray’s Pather Panchali and several Rituparna Ghosh movies as iconic works in the language. I’m willing to aid in my way. I believe Bengali cinema is extremely important in the country’s picture scenario,” Imtiaz said.
The director, whose coming movie Tamasha is set to release on November 27, is in town for the special screening of the Bengali movie Teenkahon (three obsessions). Imtiaz, who helmed movies like Highway and Love Aaj Kal, is the presenter of Teenkahon, which released.
When asked if he’s got a script in mind for his next movie, Imtiaz said, “I can’t think about other future projects right now. I need some breathing space after each and every work of mine. And Tamasha isn’t any exception. “Let the picture (Tamasha) be released and that I get a time for myself. Just then I could proceed to the next project.”