Contrary to his chocolate boy image, Imran Khan is treading a different path with his uncle’s production venture “Delhi Belly”, an adult film with a liberal dose of comedy. Interestingly, he landed the role, initially offered to Ranbir Kapoor, after a couple of screen tests.
When Ranbir opted out, the hunt for another actor started, which finally ended with the 28-year-old Imran passing muster.
“Initially almost every young actor in the industry was approached for the role and so was Ranbir. But it didn’t work out with anyone. The process of getting on board was very long. Everyone gave a screen test. I myself gave about four screen tests and then I got it,” Imran told in an interview.
Imran hit the bull’s eye when he was launched by his uncle Aamir Khan in 2008 with puppy love story “Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na” and after that he featured in candyfloss films “I Hate Luv Storys” and “Break Ke Baad”. He tried to show his serious and macho side in “Kidnap” and “Luck” but not with much success at the box office.—Agencies