Shaad Ali

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Shaad Ali is an Indian film director.[1]

Shaad Ali was born to Muzaffar Ali and Subhashini Ali née Sehgal, an Indian politician and member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist). He is thus the grandson of Azad Hind Fauj commander Lakshmi Sehgal. He studied at the Welham Boys' School and the Lawrence School, Sanawar.[2]


Shaad Ali started his career as an assistant director to Mani Ratnam, and assisted him on the film Dil Se.. (1998).

He made his directorial debut under Yash Raj Films, with Saathiya (2002), starring Vivek Oberoi and Rani Mukerji. The film was a remake of Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Alaipayuthey (2000). Saathiya's script was written by Ratnam. The film did well and established Shaad Ali in the industry.[3]

His second film was Bunty Aur Babli (2005) which for the first time brought together real-life father and son Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan alongside Rani Mukerji. The film was one of the biggest hits of the year.[4]

Shaad Ali's third film released on 15 June 2007. The film, titled Jhoom Barabar Jhoom stars Abhishek Bachchan, Preity Zinta, Bobby Deol and Lara Dutta in

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He married stylist Aarti Patkar, five years after his divorce from ex-wife Shahzneen Hussian.[5]



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  2. ^ Nisheeth Sharan’s “Grillopollis” hosts Sanawar’s reunion over its first preview dated 23 October 2010 at, accessed 11 March 2012
  3. ^ "BoxOfficeIndia.Com-The complete hindi film box office site". Archived from the original on 2007-12-27. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
  4. ^ "BoxOfficeIndia.Com-The complete hindi film box office site". 2007-12-13. Archived from the original on 2007-12-13. Retrieved 2012-09-13. 
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