Imtiaz Ali turns choreographer for ‘Laila Majnu’

Shyama Sudra



Though the film marks the directorial debut of his brother Sajid Ali, filmmaker Imtiaz Ali is has also made a first in the forthcoming ‘Laila Majnu’. News has it, that he turned choreographer for the film, that he has also written.

“Since a lot of my choreographer friends are threatening me by turning directors, I deemed it fit to threaten them by choreographing a song,” Mumbai Mirror reports Imtiaz joking.

The song ‘Sarphiri’ is shot in Kashmir, showing off its picturesque landscapes and beautiful scenery. Talking about the song, Imtiaz went on to say, “It’s a slow, lyrical track, perhaps the most beautiful melody in the album. It has been composed by Niladri Kumar, a sitar exponent, who plays with Zakir Hussain, and shot in the living spaces of contemporary Kashmir where we see the girl’s college, the guy’s house, the streets of Srinagar, and all of that.”

He added, “I’ve been telling all my friends to hire me as a choreographer. I tell them I will charge less than Bosco (Martis, choreographer, who had worked with the filmmaker on his last directorial, the Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma-starrer ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’ (2018). I’m not a dancer so I can’t do the dance moves, but I am good with picturisation.”

Starring Avinash Tiwari and Tripti Dimri, ‘Laila Majnu’ is set to hit the big screens on 7th September.