Director-writer Imtiaz Ali well known for films like ‘Rockstar’ and ‘Jab We Met’ says that his heart isn’t clean enough to make a children’s movie.
“I can’t dare to do it right now because to make a children’s film your heart needs to be pure and soft and I am not so clean internally that I could attempt a children’s film,” said Imtiaz Ali at the premier of ‘Gattu’
Directed by Rajan Khosa, ‘Gattu’ is based on the motto ‘Truth with triumph in the end’ and is the first movie to be released theatrically by Children’s Film Society of India (CFSI).
Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who was the director of ‘Makdee’, said “All the credit for it’s (Gattu) release goes to (CFSI chairman) Nandita Das and Rajshri, who are distributing the film. I think it’s a beautiful film. Normally, entertainment created for kids does not reach them because it’s not released in theatres. I am very happy this is being released and I am sure kids are going to love it,” said Bhardwaj at the premiere.
“Gattu” was honoured with a special mention at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in February and will hit theatres this Friday.
Mohammad Samad with director Rajan Khosa
Nandita Das With Son Vihaan and husband Subodh Maskara
Imtiaz Ali with Nandita Das