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. It’s been years since I celebrated Id in Hyderabad. We moved to Delhi when I was just a year old,” he reminisces.
So, would he visit Hyderabad this year? “I would love to celebrate Id 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. 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.