You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> Cinema & Entertainment

Will the real Imran Khan

DNAHM50968 | 1/6/2012 | Author : Devika Chaturvedi | WC :502

The recent hit Kolaveri di that took the music industry by storm, has given way to another piece of news on the grapevine in Bollywood. The former is the brainchild of stars from Tamil film industry whereas the latter is about our B'town's very own Imran Khan.
It was a case of mistaken identity in the case of Khan. Two IIMA alumni CS Krishna and Karthik Laxman, have a launched a portal -The Unreal Times- a website that publishes fictional news and articles with an aim to provide humour to its readers.
So, as the grapevine has learnt, a CNN broadcast journalist mistakenly interviewed Bollywood actor Imran Khan instead of the Pakistani cricket legend Imran Khan. Now this has become a monstrous hit, with some 40,000 Pakistanis reading it and rebuking the journo for not being well-informed.
However, when Khan (B'town actor) was asked about the episode, he says, "It is an online spoof and just in case it is true, then I will say I would not have had any problem with it as Imran is a good-looking guy."
After Hrs recently interviewed Khan for his upcoming film Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu which has a resemblance to Hollywood movie What Happens in Vegas. However, Khan says the movie is inspired from the Hollywood hit. "My film has certain elements from that film but then there is also a part of the movie that looks like as it has been inspired from the famous American sitcom Friends. But what is different here is that the movie revolves around this guy (film's protagonist) who has genuinely lost interest in life and this girl played by Bollywood hottie Kareena Kapoor changes this very perception. It is a coming of age film that I am sure people will love."
Ask him about his female co-star Kareena Kapoor and he is all praise for her. "She is among the finest actors of our film industry today and a complete delight to work with."
A song from the movie, Gubbare, is really catching up with the audience. Khan says, "The song is such a beautiful melody and it actually comes at a time when love just starts to blossom between the two characters in the film."
Khan was recently spotted with a fully grown beard which made him look different from his usual clean shaven self. "This look is actually for my next film Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola directed by Vishal Bhardwaj. My wife is not a big fan of this and sometimes it happens that when I look at the mirror I am not able to recognise myself."
So is it going to be a game changer for his image as an actor, as Bhardwaj is known for serious cinema? "I don't really know because I never plan things for myself. And, I never really wanted to be an actor. I studied direction and looking at my career till now, I think I have done pretty well for myself," concludes the actor.

Copyright restricted. Under license from
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on Cinema & Entertainment

Arjun hosts again
DNMUM365498 | 5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM | Author : Upala KBR | WC :292

Arjun Kapoor, who made his small screen debut as the host of Khatron Ke Khiladi — Season 7, is set to return this year for the next season. There was talk of former host Rohit Shetty returning, but it can now be confirmed that Kapoor's still on boar
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Prosthetics ka kamaal!
DNMUM365499 | 5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM | Author : Nayandeep Rakshit | WC :228

Bollywood today is making rapid strides when it comes to VFX and make-up. From the time when creating a unique or character with deformities seemed impossible, we have certainly come a long way. Take films like Fan, Robot 2.0 or I, for example. Now,
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

DNMUM365500 | 5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM | Author : Nayandeep Rakshit | WC :159

Last year, after Katti Batti released, director Nikhil Advani and Kangana Ranaut confirmed that they were returning for an action-packed thriller. Now, we hear that film might never see the light of the day.
A source reveals, "That film is on
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

Desi Bond Girls?
DNMUM365501 | 5/31/2016 12:00:00 AM | Author : Manish Mishra | WC :242

Every glamorous actress dreams of being a Bond girl some day — cavorting in a bikini, guns blazing... Seductress Supreme herself. A femme fatale and usually a love interest of 007 himself, she's almost always the last word on glamour and sophisticati
Add To LightboxCalculate Price