It is not the stupendous success of Jab We Met that prompted Imtiaz to take up one more love story. Giving a hint that Love Aaj Kal has sheds of Saif's love life, the young director revealed that Saif's personal life has inspired him to take more interest in love stories.
But why didn't he cast Saif with Kareena Kapoor in the film? Well, Imtiaz believes that certain characters are created to be played by certain actors. So, he feels only Deepika can do justice to the character in Love Aaj Kal.
Is the story of Love Aaj Kal featuring Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone based on the love story of Saif ? Could be if director Imtiaz Ali's words are any indication.