Alia Bhatt has been all over the trailers of the movie Highway since the launch of the first one. Imtiaz says the reason behind this is that there a mystery to Randeep’s character in the film and so they did not want to reveal a lot about him in the trailers. He wants the audience to go to the theatres and get to know his character. He says that the audience will be intrigued by the complexities of his character and they will relate to him in many ways. His character is a very important part of Alia’s journey.
When questioned why he chose an unconventional pair for this Sajid Nadiadwala movie, especially because his last movie, Rockstar, was such a success and he could have chosen any big name, he says that he is not a shopkeeper. He does not choose actors according to their stature. He chooses them according to the script. He said that Randeep was his first choice and is glad that it all worked out well. He is absolutely happy with the way the film has turned out and believes that Randeep has done justice to the character of Mahaveer. In a recent press interview, he was also questioned whether Sajid Nadiadwala’s Highway would do for him what Rockstar did for Ranbir Kapoor. Imtiaz jokingly said, “How can I say that. I hope it doesn’t do to Randeep what Rockstar did to Nargis”.
Randeep Hooda’s character is one of the men who kidnap Alia’s character, Veera. He does not speak to her in the movie for a few days into their journey. That is what happened even behind the cameras. Randeep took his time before he started speaking to Alia. It was around the same time that it happens in the film as well. But eventually they did start talking and became great friends. Randeep has even said that Alia has found a special place in his heart, that no other co-star could ever do, because of her innocence. Highway is releasing on 21st February 2014 and is being presented worldwide by Sajid Nadiadwala’s banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment Pvt Ltd, in association with UTV Motion Pictures.