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How did a boy who once used Jugaad to watch movies for free become Bollywood’s best director?

Arun Sharma

By Arun Sharma

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Imtiaz Ali Birthday

It is said that behind every story there is a story. Similarly, the storyteller also has his own story. There are many actors in the film world, who are known to the whole world today, who have given many great films, who have made a journey from zero to become a hero. Similarly, Imtiaz Ali is also counted among the actors. He has made many great films including ‘Jab We Met’, ‘Tamasha’, ‘Love Aaj Kal’.

Along with directing films, Imtiaz also writes stories for films. But there is a story behind how he got into films. Today is Imtiaz’s birthday on June 16. On this occasion let us know about their story. He was born in the year 1971 in Jamshedpur. However, in 1979, his family shifted to Patna.

Trick to watch movies for free

Imtiaz did his high school studies in Patna, but then moved to Jamshedpur for his studies. He lived there with his aunt. There was a cinema hall next to her aunt’s house. He befriended a boy who worked as a projectionist in that hall. In this way he used to watch movies there for free.

When he came to Delhi for further studies, he took admission in Hindu College of Delhi University. Meanwhile he was also preparing for civil services. But in the meantime he got interested in drama. He joined the drama society of Hindu College. After completing his studies from Delhi, he moved to Mumbai and from there he did a course in film production. During the same time, he also took a course in advertising and marketing to become a copywriter.

Got a job for 1500 rupees per month

Meanwhile, Kunal Kohli hired him as Glorify Tape Boy in Zee TV for Rs. Retained on a monthly salary of 1500. After that he also worked at Crest Communications. Imtiaz’s entry into the world of direction came when he learned that Sunny Deol was looking for a story to launch his cousin Abhay Deol. Imtiaz wrote a script. He approached Sunny Deol. Sunny agreed and Abhay’s first film ‘Socha Na Tha’ was released on a story written by Imtiaz. The film was directed by Imtiaz. After that Imtiaz never looked back and continued to bring great films to the masses with his outstanding artistry.

Arun Sharma

Arun Sharma

I am Arun Sharma, a versatile news writer covering entertainment, sports, and breaking news.

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