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Imtiaz Ali’s father reacts to the news of the directors split with his wife
Renu Singh (BOMBAY TIMES; July 13, 2012)
Soon after the news of Imtiaz Ali’s split with his wife broke out, it expectedly created a ripple in his family in Jamshedpur. Said Mansoor Ali, Imtiaz Ali’s father, “Imtiaz has gone to Belgium for a conference on international film promotion. He hasn’t told us anything about a rift with Preety. Yeh unke aapas ki baat ho toh pata nahi. Problems happen in all marriages and one should handle things in a dignified manner. Imtiaz and Preety are mature individuals. I am sure they will be able to handle the matter with grace. If any marriage is crumbling, there must be various reasons for it. Just the presence or absence of someone doesn’t break a marriage. As soon as Imtiaz returns from Belgium, we will ask him about the issue.”
Mansoor,however, was upset with rumours linking his son with Pakistani model and actor Iman Ali. “It wouldnt be fair to link Imtiaz with anyone. Everyone is aware of the image Imtiaz has. Saying that he is involved with another lady is undignified”, he said.
On being asked about Imtiaz’ next trip to Jamshedpur for his younger brother Sajid Ali’s wedding anniversary on October 9, he said, “As of now,we don’t have any fixed date for his arrival. Its his home and he can come down whenever he wants to.”
B-Town is buzzing with rumours of the director living in with Pakistani actress
Upala KBR (BOMBAY TIMES; July 12, 2012)
Love stories between directors and actresses is as old as Bollywood.Among the newer lot, Anurag Kashyap fell for and subsequently married his Dev.D actress Kalki Koechlin. Then there’s Sajid Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez, who we hear are well on their way to being married. Now,it seems to be the much-married Imitaz Ali’s (though we hear from reliable sources that his divorce with wife Preety has come through) turn.
The director,who separated from his wife some time ago, has become very close to Pakistani model and actress Iman Ali, who starred in the riveting film Bol last year. Iman made her debut in another much-talked-about film Khuda Kay Liye, and is the daughter of television/film actor Abid Ali and his first wife Humaira.
A source says, Iman was introduced to the director by mutual friends in B-Town last year.Since then, they’ve became very close. In fact, just a day before the release of Rockstar, Imtiaz and Iman visited the Nizamuddin dargah in Delhi last year as well as in April this year.
The source adds that Imtiaz and Preety had been having problems in their marriage for over a year, and their divorce has been kept a secret as they don’t want their 11-year-old daughter Ida to be affected by it. Imtiaz and Iman’s courtship has also been kept under wraps, and only a few people in the industry know about it. Preety has worked as an executive More >