India has a sizeable number of languages, a few millions of gods, castes that outnumber our gods and people that outnumber everything else.
Imtiaz Ali knows he is typecast. He might even be aware of the fact that in his movies, the biggest stereotype is Imtiaz himself.
One might not want social acceptance but then social recognition is a different ball-game altogether. Most of us even want our silence and invisibilty to be recognised.