Imran Khan started out as one of the most promising newcomers but his star started fizzling soon enough or at least the minute his mamu Aamir Khan stopped babysitting him. With a Bollywood debut that was supervised under the watchful eye of Aamir Khan in Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na and then in Delhi Belly which was again a family production, Imran’s luck on his own started drying out.
With films like Luck disappearing without a trace, Imran Khan did the only feasible thing. Marry rich. Much was made of his star studded wedding to Avantika Malik mainly because of the goodwill mamu jaan Aamir had within the film industry. But then not content being a trophy husband, Imran has decided he had better do something drastic to get his career back on track.
Imran’s next film will be Vishal Bhardwaj’s film Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola and Milan Luthria’s Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Again. Both characters Imran will play will be far removed from his usual urban preppy style. This time Imran Khan the blue eyed boy will seduce the masses by growing a stubble and fine tuning his mean glint.
But if he thought he was the only one who came up with the bright idea of playing a rustic cad, he’s got plenty of company from his biggest competitors in the film industry. Read Shahid Kapoor who’s doing Prabhudheva’s Namak and Rajkumar Santoshi’s Phata Poster Nikla Hero and Ranbir Kapoor who doing Besharam with Abhinav Kashyap of Dabangg fame. Turns out the urban poster boys are swapping their Converse sneakers for some goo old son of the soil gear!