After Rockstar, director Imtiaz Ali and music maestro A.R. Rahman are coming together again for Ali’s next film Highway, to be presented by Sajid Nadiadwala. The romantic drama being shot in real locations across different parts of north India stars Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda in the lead.
“There’s a story in your heart for years, a world you can’t wait to get into – that’s Highway,” says Imtiaz. “The grace flowed in as soon as I decided to go on this journey-Rahman sir agreed to join. I feel this movie needs him more than ever before. Then we got the ideal cast – Alia and Randeep, and the ideal crew.”
Rahman echoes his director’s feeling. “It’s a highway journey this time; with the same good company of Imtiaz and lyricist Irshad Kamil,” says the double Oscar winner. For Sajid Nadiadwala, it was an association he had to be part of. He says: “Highway will again be an all-new musical experience for fans of A.R. Rahman and who other than Imtiaz Ali to bring them to life on screen. I am delighted to present the film.”
Highway is being shot by Anil Mehta and the sound is being designed by Resul Pookutty. The film is already on the floors, err roads! Says Imtiaz from the location: “The journey we have undertaken is emotionally charged and physically strenuous. The story grips me completely. Alia is responding beautifully, Randeep is a fantastic actor. I am very excited about the locations we are shooting in. It’s very comforting that Sajid Nadiadwala is standing behind us.”