Vastavam web: His film “Jab We Met” enjoys a cult status in Bollywood’s romcom space, but director Imtiaz Ali says he would have loved to make some changes in the film.Shahid Kapoor’s introvert nature and Kareena Kapoor Khan’s high-spirited avatar made the audience fall in love with their characters of Aditya Kashyap and Geet Dhillon.The director tells, “There are lot of things that I would like to change. Now that 10 years have passed and people are still loving it, I would resist myself from doing that, otherwise I will get beaten up by fans for doing that.”
Talking about why he thinks the film was able to connect with the masses, Imtiaz says it was not the usual love story where the boy meets girl and they fall in love.”I feel elated that people love the simplicity of the movie. It is a bit different. It is about positivity, it gives you hope, makes you smile, especially that part when Geet, on the terrace of her building, tells Aditya – ‘Life is a game.Both the characters were poles apart from each other and happened to meet when their paths intersected on a train journey.
In the second half of the film, both Geet and Aditya undergo drastic role reversals.Talking about the chemistry between Kareena and Shahid, Imtiaz says it is not about the stars sharing an equation.Apparently, Bobby Deol and Ayesha Takia were initially considered for the lead roles.