|Mumbai, Dec 12 : Imtiaz Ali
is known to go out of
his way for his friends, specially filmmakers. He flew to Patna from
here to attend the premiere of actress Neetu Chandra
's first production
", a Bhojpuri film.
The premiere of the film, directed by Neetu's brother Nitin, was on Thursday.
got a call from Neetu requesting him to attend the first screening and
Imtiaz readily agreed, not realising the premiere invitation was for
Patna. But once he grew aware that the premiere was in a different city,
he flew right out to Patna for the evening unmindful of his other
"Patna is my mother's home. So it was like a
homecoming to me, a long-due homecoming. I haven't been to Patna for 15
years. So I truly enjoyed the experience. And though I don't speak
Bhojpuri, I think it is very important to support meritorious films in
different languages," said Imtiaz whose last release was Ranbir Kapoor
starrer " Rockstar
And he got the full rockstar-treatment from the audience. He also got a chance to visit a city where his roots are.
was mobbed like any big star. And they kept asking him questions about
' which he politely but firmly dodged arguing Neetu Chandra
her films were the focus of attention that evening," said a source.By Subhash K. Jha © IANS