His last release Delhi Belly might have been a runaway hit but Imran Khan is still a bundle of nerves as he readies himself for Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.
“Even if your last film is a hit, that doesn’t guarantee that your next film will be a hit too. You have to prove yourself with every film because you are as good as your last film. Even for the biggest of stars in Bollywood, every film counts,” says Khan.
“The pressure to deliver a hit is exactly the same with every film — it doesn’t matter whether you have given a hit or a flop in the past,” he adds.
Khan featured as a journalist in the offbeat adult comedy Delhi Belly and has now donned quite a different avatar in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. In the film, which also stars Katrina Kaif and Ali Zafar, the 28-year-old plays a Dehradun boy who looks for a bride for his brother and ends up falling in love with the same girl.
“It is special for me because it is a typical Bollywood film. This is the first film where I have done so much lip syncing in songs, so many choreographed dances. Even the comedy is much louder, more drastic. I never thought that I would be able to carry this off,” says the actor, who has had his share of struggle and flops in the industry despite being the nephew of Bollywood perfectionist Aamir Khan.
In the film, the actor is paired with Kaif — his most inspiring co-star so far.
“Katrina inspires me a lot. The level of dedication she has for her work is unbelievable,” he said.
“The way she works on her scene, her dialogues, her dance, her body, her fitness, the kind of energy she has and the kind of effort she puts in, is more than any other co-star that I have worked with. It’s honestly more than my level of dedication too. It’s quite close to Aamir’s dedication,” he adds.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 20th, 2011.
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