Referring to Imtiaz Ali as her original ‘Rockstar’, Sanjana wrote, “Happiest of birthdays to my OG Rockstar, Imtiaz Ali. Thank you for making a small little 13-year-old me realise that this world of film-making is both magical and mystical. For making me discover an entire universe I could never have fathomed I had inside of me. For the best memories in the world. For always embracing & tolerating me through all my idiocies.”
Previously, Kartik Aaryan had also wished Imtiaz Ali on his birthday with a BTS video from the shoot of their film ‘Love Aaj Kal’. He is heard stating in the video, “Getting an opportunity to work with Imtiaz Ali sir has really been life-changing for me… I feel enriched as a person.” ‘Love Aaj Kal’ was inspired from Imtiaz’s previously film by the same name. While the 2009 release starred Saif ALi Khan and Deepika Padukone on the lead, this 2020 release featured Kartik Aaryan and Deepika Padukone.
Anushka Sharma, who starred in Imtiaz Ali directed ‘
Jab Harry Met Sejal’ also shared a note on her Instagram Stories wishing the filmmaker. “Happy birthday! May you always find the best stories to tell, the best tea to drink and the best places to explore…” wrote Anusshka.