Imtiaz Ali Teams Up With AR Rahman Once Again!

Rashmi Daryanani , 10 May 2013
Alia Bhatt on sets of Highway
Alia Bhatt on sets of Highway

I know Highway releases all the way in December (the 13th, to be precise), but I’m already excited about it – Imtiaz Ali can do no wrong in my books. I also think that this film has shades of Jab We Met in it, and we already know that Alia Bhatt is practically a young Kareena Kapoor, so that will be interesting to see. Like we told you last time, A R Rahman is composing the music, and since that Imtiaz-Rahman association churned out Rockstar the last time, we are definitely looking forward to this soundtrack. Here’s what Imtiaz had to say about working with the maestro!

Psst, we’ve got more on-location pictures as well!

Alia Bhatt travelling from Jaipur to Bikaner for Highway
Alia Bhatt travelling from Jaipur to Bikaner for Highway

Imtiaz says, “We started this film in a big hurry. So, I did not want to trouble him, but we stayed in touch and I mentioned the story to him one day. We talked about it for a while and he was onboard.”
Alia Bhatt and Aki Narula on sets of Highway
Alia Bhatt and Aki Narula on sets of Highway

He continues, “This story is played out on a large and very picturesque terrain. In this kind of journey you feel certain things that can’t be expressed except through music. Most of the songs play in the background in ‘Highway’.”
Imtiaz Ali and Anil Mehta (DoP) having lunch at a dhaba while shooitng for Highway
Imtiaz Ali and Anil Mehta (DoP) having lunch at a dhaba while shooitng for Highway

Highway is actually a journey through six states, and features two completely opposite people who are thrown together by fate. The film stars Randeep Hooda opposite Alia.

Imtiaz Ali enjoys a meal at a local resident's house during Highway
Imtiaz Ali enjoys a meal at a local resident’s house during Highway

I also think Randeep is a great actor, so I can’t wait to see what he’s like in this film. It’s a lead role in a very commercial film, and I have a feeling it’ll do for him what Jab We Met did for Shahid.

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