Imran dons tapori avatar

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Fans waited for more than three hours to get a glimpse of their favourite actor at City Centre mall, Gurgaon, on Saturday evening. But when Imran Khan made a grand entry sporting an orange shirt, green jacket with golden embroidery and a black topi, the wait seemed to be worth it. The actor danced to the tunes of Tayyab Ali Pyar Ka Dushman from his upcoming film Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Again, a period gangster drama, amidst much clapping, hooting and cheering.
Following the launch of the song, Imran takes the mike and says, “It is a special song, a qawwali featuring Rishi Kapoor’s from Amar Akbar Anthony. We have tried to reinvent it. It was a hard task since we had to keep the essence of the song alive and add elements that our generation could relate to. We have worked hard on the song and hope that people will also like it.”
Imran also insisted on showing a clipping of the song from the film, which was played on a screen for fans. Talking about his film Imran confesses that when director Milan Luthria first offered him the role he wasn’t sure if he was fit for it. “But then I read the script and I loved it so much that I read it in one go. It is a very intriguing tale told beautiful. There are brilliant one-liners in this film and I couldn’t say no to such a superb script,” says Imran.
The film starts 10 years post the Once Upon A Time In Mumbai, which starred Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi. In the sequel Akshay Kumar has replaced Hashmi as Shoaib and Imran, who is playing Aslam’s character in the film, is his right hand.
“While the first part was about power struggle between two gangsters this time things get a bit complicated because of a girl, Sonakshi Sinha,” informs Imran, who has donned a new look to play the bad guy.
While many are talking about Imran trying to change his chocolate boy image with films like Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola and latest OUATIMA Imran inisists that he doesn’t care about image, “I try to portray my characters honestly and never think about my image that way.” He refused to comment on OUATIMA clash of release date with Chennai Express. The film now releases on August 15.

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