Telling about how Imtiaz Ali is so close to him he said, “I know Imtiaz since several years, from the time he directed his first film. Strangely, whenever he makes a film, he comes to my house to narrate the story though I am not a part of its cast. He has always discussed his films with me as a friend and as a creative person.”
Shah Rukh Khan also revealed that one day Imtiaz came to meet him and said, “Sir, aapke liye bhi ek film hai.”
Shah Rukh readily agreed to be a part of the film after listening to the script, to this he said, “I wanted him to do a happy film, since I am in that zone right now. And he had a film for me with a nice language of love. It keeps my age in mind, and is not a young upbeat love story. Imtiaz has a nice take on love.”
The leading actress in the film will be ‘Sultan’ actress Anuskha Sharma.