Imtiaz Ali Gets Bolder With Rockstar
Imtiaz Ali seems to be pushing the envelope with every new film of his. In his Love Aaj Kal, he had shown Deepika Padukone getting married to a guy and deserting him hours after the wedding so that she could return to her ex-boyfriend, played by Saif Ali Khan.
In his latest film, Rockstar, the maverick director has shown a married Nargis Fakhri having a torrid affair with friend Ranbir Kapoor. Unlike what most directors would have done, Ali has not shown that Nargis is driven to the affair because of a bad marriage. It is only passion that drives her to cosy up to Ranbir behind her hubby’s back. The closest comparison one can think of is Karan Johar’s Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna in which a married Rani Mukerji walks out on her husband (Abhishek Bachchan) after having an affair with Shah Rukh Khan who himself is a married man.