Imtiaz Ali’s innate knack to spot foreign talent
Director Imtiaz Ali has an inbuilt instinct to spot talented foreigners, mostly non-professional actors, to do wonders in his films.
After his debut with the hit film Jab We Met, Imtiaz drafted Giselle Monteiro for his second film Love Aaj Kal, where she was outstanding as a Punjabi girl. He also introduced Britisher Florence Brudenell-Bruce as Saif Ali Khan’s girl friend. He is said to have spotted her at a mall in London.
Now, Imtiaz is introducing another foreigner Nargis Fakhri as the heroine opposite Ranbir Kapoor in his upcoming film Rockstar which is releasing this week. In fact, there is another Brazilian Moudif Aziz making his debut in the film playing the role of Kashmiri NRI husband to Fakri.