Actor Imran Khan gets experimental


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Actor Imran Khan rose to fame after portraying the lovable Jai in 2008’s romantic comedy Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na. His debut film made him the quintessential chocolate boy. But not wanting to be caste in a mould, Imran Khan is not shy to experiment. His latest, just-released film Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara sees him essaying the role of a rookie gangster. We catch up with Khan to find out more about the film and his role.

Imran Khan in OUATIMD

What was your inspiration for this new look in OUATIMD?
I was highly inspired by the 1980s iconic stars – Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff. I love their “ada” (stylish) shoes, hairstyle and moustache. The look in any film is of high importance, as the audience can connect and relate to the particular time period. Besides, every single detail is very important, like how collars are done and hair is styled. Moreover, it is imperative to convince the audience that the film has actually been set in that time period or the audience will pull out of the film. They will stop believing that it is a 1980s film.

What’s your take on the script of OUATIMD?
The script is very cleverly written and extremely witty. Rajat (Aroraa) has done a great job. I love the one-liners in the movie. They are very catchy. In fact, a few of my favourite lines are: ‘Aslam ko samajhne ke liye dimaag nahin dil lagta hai‘. Then there is ‘Khuda itni zehmat kar, bande par thodi rehmat kar.’

This is a hugely awaited film. Where do you think its appeal lies?
OUATIMD promises a lot of drama, action and romance. It’s a very appealing, entertaining and engaging film, with outstanding music.   Complete family viewing assured.

Film Poster OUATIMD
You are working with Milan Luthria, Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha,  for the first time. How was the experience?
At the risk of sounding like a cliche, I will say that it’s been fantastic. I got along very well with all of them, at a professional and interpersonal level.

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