Saturday, 25 February 2012

Imran Khan Can Aspire to Copy Aamir Khan


What mamu Aamir Khan can do, bhanja Imran Khan can aspire to copy. For starters, the boy’s taking his role as an actor just as seriously as Aamir does.

So when producer Dhilin Mehta signed Imran for director Soham Shah’s action-adventure Luck opposite childhood friend Shruti Hassan, Imran decided to get into the skin of the character. For that, this is what he did: three months of strict dieting, body building, cable training, sky and deep-sea water diving, and more than that, preparing himself mentally to do dangerous stunts for the film.

“We were canning the climax with a fight scene on a burning train. I would have used a duplicate but, to my surprise, Imran was standing above the flaming train ready to give the shot,” said Soham. The producer had to be convinced by Imran to let him do the stunts himself. “He had to jump off a moving plane onto the train where massive explosions were taking place and do the fight scene. Imran did it in just three takes,” informed Soham. “He told me, ‘I will do it myself — a duplicate won’t look convincing.’ He is a determined boy.”

The film co-stars Sanjay Dutt, Mithun Chakraborthy, Danny Denzongpa and Ravi Kisshen. We are wondering why Sanju Baba allowed Imran to go ahead and do the shot without a double. When they made Kidnap together, Dutt not only forbade the young actor for attempting stunts himself, but also called Aamir and gave the mamu a piece of his mind.

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