Not affected by the mixed feedback his latest flick Highway is fetching, Director Imtiaz Ali says that he is happy that his film makes people think. He went on to say that people commenting on a film by saying "it is good" is dangerous. He explains, ""I have no problem with it. It's good that there are mixed reactions. At least there are opinions. It is actually dangerous when people just say, 'It's good'."
Imtiaz Ali, the writer-director earned a place in the lime light since his Shahid Kapoor- Kareena Kapoor Khan starrer Jab We Met, is confident that he made a film which is close to his heart. He confesses, "I had to make this film and I made it, and put in my best. Mixed reactions mean that people are thinking." The 42-year-old filmmaker co-produced Highway with Sajid Nadiadwala to gain more creative control over the final product. The treatment of this film is very new for Bollywood as it belongs to Road Movie genre.
Highway, which features Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda in pivotal roles, generated positive response among multiplex audience and critics alike and. Even though the box office numbers are not very promising at this point in time, both the director and producers are happy about the film. Highway's co producer Sajid Nadiadwala says, "The film was profitable even before release but the way Highway has been winning hearts since Friday is really very encouraging. Hope the love for the movie keeps pouring in, in the coming days."
Director Imtiaz Ali added, "I have not received such warmth from the theatre audience before. Will always remember this time." Well, Highway is a phenomenal attempt in Bollywood cinema as it breaks the conventional rules of film making and takes Indian cinema one step further.