Director Imtiaz Ali says his upcoming Ranbir Kapoor-starrer romantic drama Tamasha is a demanding film in terms of performances and story-telling.
The 'Highway' director is not bothered about people's
expectations from the movie as it marks his second outing with
Ranbir after their 2011 successful film
Rockstar because he feels Tamasha has
its own individuality and a new set of challenges.
"Expectations don't matter. Rockstar was a film we
did and enjoyed. This (Tamasha) has been challenging. We
got new things that we need to express through performances, the
film and poetry," Imtiaz, 43, said.
The writer-director is known for his poignant presentation of
modern-day love stories. The 'Jab We Met' filmmaker said
Hindi movies present a certain moral sense, which the society
"I feel Indian films, more than anything else, are instrumental
and responsible for a sense of morality that we have in the
"I actually check my movies, while making or after they are made
that they don't drift away from those moralistic values because I
know a lot of people are watching," Imtiaz said.
Imtiaz said he has been influenced by casual, light- hearted
movies more than "meaningful cinema".
"I do realise the power of the medium I am in and there's a
sense of responsibility that I'm trying to have so that it does not
affect anyone badly.
"I have myself been greatly influenced by the films I have seen
but I have got most affected by the films, which don't come under
meaningful cinema, movies which were just casual, good. I've
acquired social skills and moral values from such films," he