The trailer of one of the most awaited films of 2014, which is none other than Imtiaz Ali’s Highway, was launched Monday at a suburban theatre in Mumbai. Imtiaz along with daughter Ida Ali, lead actors Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt and also A.R Rahman were present to release the first trailer of the film.
The cast and crew sported Highway T-shirts and the event was introduced by Imtiaz Ali’s daughter Ida, who also mentioned that this is the first event of Windows Seat Films, Imtiaz Ali’s production house. Alia got teary eyed and emotional after the trailer was released, and said that this experience really counted for her as she never had the experience of living on her own or going to college, like the rest of the people who are her age.
When asked about how she signed Highway, Alia Bhatt said, “Imtiaz sir and my dad are good friends. I have usually seen huge and fat scripts but Imtiaz sir came to my house and handed me a comparatively small script. He told me to read it while he is hanging out with my dad. When I saw the script, I thought it is a short film. But after reading it I realised it is not! The script excited me so much that I couldn’t sleep all night and I called up Imtiaz sir the next morning and told him that I am definitely doing it!”
Music composer A.R Rahman stated, “When Imtiaz asked me if I have the time to do the film, I told him I will make time for it.”
Imtiaz said, “Highway was made on the road, on the go. It needed more care. Luckily I had the best people in the team. And the movie has changed us all a bit.”
Here is the launch in pictures and the mind blowing trailer!