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Kabir Khan’s political stories are an inherent trait

THE ASIAN AGE. | LIPIKA VARMA
Published : Jun 24, 2017, 12:15 am IST
Updated : Jun 24, 2017, 12:15 am IST

“I would love to celebrate Eid in Hyderabad for the sheer warmth of the people and the appeal of the city.”

Kabir Khan
 Kabir Khan

Not many folks know that director-writer Kabir Khan belongs to the Charminar City. “I was born in Hyderabad. My dad Rasheeduddin Khan was one of the founding professors of the Jawaharlal Lal Nehru University. He married my mom, who was a Hindu. Till date, we celebrate all festivals. It’s been years since I celebrated Eid in Hyderabad. We moved to Delhi when I was just a year old,” he reminisces.

So, would he visit Hyderabad this year? “I do have my relatives in Hyderabad who I last visited about five or six years ago. I would love to celebrate Eid in Hyderabad for the sheer warmth of the people and the appeal of the city. But my busy schedule does not offer me that luxury. Soon, though,” he quips.

 

Talking about the political backdrop of his upcoming film, Tubelight, we ask if we will ever see a romantic film from him. He smiles as he says, “Ek Tha Tiger was a romantic film.” He pauses for effect and then continues. “I don’t think I will ever make a movie without a political context. That’s just me.”

We gather, coming from an illustrious background, this understanding of politics has been Kabir’s inheritance. He does the best thing he can and paints it on celluloid.

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