After the negative reviews for his last directorial 'Jab Harry Met Sejal', director Imtiaz Ali has stated that he didn't make the movie for praise. The filmmaker further asserted that he made JHMS as he wanted to make a very simple film with all my heart.
Imtiaz's reaction came after 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' was highly criticised by the critics and audience for having typical Shah Rukh Khan romance and bereft of any storyline.
“I am sure that a lot of people do not think that Harry Met Sejal is an intellectual masterpiece, but I did not intend it to be one,” Imtiaz Ali was quoted as saying.
The 'Tamasha' director also asserted that his movies are made for teh masses doesn't belong to the intelligent club
"Some said you really need to be intelligent to understand an Imtiaz Ali film. For me that was a blow. I feel that I have never been part of any intelligent club. I wanted to make a very simple film with all my heart. I have not made this film for praise. You know I would like to be the director who can make different kinds of films. This one is made to reach the maximum number of people. Not to just get praise for myself," Imtiaz was quoted as saying
Starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma in the lead, 'Jab Harry Met Sejal' was released on August 4. While this was SRK-Anushka's movie together, both the actors were working with Imtiaz Ali for the first time.
So far, the movie has made a collection of Rs 30.25 cr in two days of release.