Bollywood director Imtiaz Ali to Shoot Next Film in Kolkata; In the city for Book Launch at Story


Imtiaz Ali graces book launch occasion in Kolkata

Socha Na Tha, Jab We Met, Rockstar or Highway- he is the man behind such heartfelt, romantic films which have won the hearts of innumerable people all over the country. He is Bollywood director Imtiaz Ali. The director is in the city for the shoot of his next film. He graced the occasion of the debut book launch of Kala Devi. The book titled “Living, Loving and Longing- a Collection of short Stories” at STORY.


“The movie that I am making right now is about a person who grows up listening to stories. And today I am here to launch a book on short stories at the bookstore also named STORY. I mean what a coincidence!!” said Imtiaz Ali at the book launch ceremony. The director was full of praises for the city of Kolkata. “I have a lot of trust in the aesthetics of the city. This is the reason why I first check how my film is doing in Kolkata. The audience in the city is so intelligent. I also find this city to be one of the best looking cities in the country. I agree it is dirty but there is an old world charm to the city, which appeals to me” added the director.


The book Living, Loving and Longing- A collection of short stories contains twenty eight stories which tell tales of people living in India. It tells the story about a single woman, a house wife, a five year old child studying in kindergarten and many more such heartfelt stories.


“I have read one story from the book and I found it very well written. The simplicity of the writing struck me. Kala Devi does not show off which is a great thing. The flow in the writing will be appreciated by the readers for sure” said Imtiaz Ali.

The book is available at all leading book stores in the city. Grab your copy for some highly motivating and inspiring short stories on life.

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