Ace filmmaker, Imtiaz Ali has recently been in news for his last film, Jab Harry Met Sejal, which didn’t fare too well at the box office. Otherwise well-known to churn out, iconic love centric films like Love Aaj Kal and Jab We Met, Imtiaz is definitely one to spot love from a distance.
The filmmaker was recently a guest on Neha Dhupia’s new show, #NoFilterNeha, where he was part of a rather interesting conversation with the host. If you’ve watched Neha’s show, you’ll know that she doesn’t leave a single stone unturned, asking celebrities questions they must have never imagined answering before.
Bollywood’s sweetheart Ranbir Kapoor was also discussed on the show, considering the close bond he shares with Imtiaz, ever since they worked together in Tamasha. The topic came up when Neha quizzed Imtiaz about any lessons of dating, he must have learnt from any of the actors he has worked with. Imtiaz said, “From which actor? I haven’t learnt anything about dating. I don’t think anybody is a very successful flirt.” On Neha probing further for an answer, he said, “Randeep Hooda is a disaster. He is a disaster as a flirt because his game is out there even before he starts it. Girls I think will outsmart him anytime.” Haha Randeep! Looks like the cat is finally out of the bag!
Imtiaz went on to speak about Ranbir Kapoor saying, “Ranbir is the biggest disaster. He is a victim of flirtation rather than a propagator. Ranbir Kapoor is not a flirt at all, He tries of course, but he gets very nervous about it. There was a time when he kind of liked a girl in Delhi. We were shooting so I said, well, I’m going to introduce her to you because I know her and so have a chat. So, he said, ‘yea yea, do that, do that.’ Then I went to talk to her about something else. Ranbir was so nervous, he kept clawing at me and trying to pull me back because he thought that I’m going to say something which will spill his beans. What beans? That my friend finds you attractive? He couldn’t bear to have that known about him. So, this is not the sign of a flirt at all.” Who would have ever imagined Ranbir so shy with the ladies! Surprising right!?