Arif Ali directed ‘Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’ in 2014 and now he’s all set for his next venture which will be produced by his brother, Imtiaz Ali. It will mark Imtiaz’s foray into production.
The film is titled ‘Love in Tokyo’ and is an Indo-Japanese film. Imtiaz told Hindustan Times, “Right from the movie’s inception, it was clear that I won’t be directing it. But, I would create a situation for someone else to direct it. Soon, we zeroed in on Arif. I developed the storyline with him. He wrote the script thereafter”.
Imtiaz is looking forward to joining hands with his brother. He adds, “Arif has a clear and distinct set of ideas. I liked his debut film although it didn’t do well. As my debut film (Socha Na Tha; 2005) also didn’t do very well, I know that this industry gives you many chances. I feel that as a writer, he has a lot to offer. He has a creative mind”.
Imtiaz’s next directorial stars Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma and is slated for release in August.