When cricket won over music for Imtiaz!

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 20, 2012 06:46 hrs

Director Imtiaz Ali, who directed Rockstar, based on the life of a singer, reveals he had once taken up music lessons for sometime, but then he gave it up for his love for cricket.

"I used to learn Indian classical vocals when I was very young. The problem was it would happen at the same time when I went down to play cricket. So, ultimately over a few months, cricket won," the 41-year-old said on  Monday at the launch of Chandrima Pal's book A Song For I."

"I think I must have learnt (music) for a year and of course, it took me less than a year to forget everything. I learnt raag Bhairav and raag Bhopali. I learnt these two raags first and there was a third one that I don't even remember," he added.

Besides Rockstar, Imtiaz has directed three films: Socha Na Tha, Jab We Met and Love Aaj Kal. Interestingly, the music of his films has always struck a chord with viewers.

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