Imran Khan is a renowned actor of Bollywood and his comeback has been one of the most hot topics for a while. From making light-hearted rom-coms like Mere Brother Ki Dulhan to Jaane Tu Yaa Jaane Naa, Imran Khan has won millions of hearts.
He also played an active role in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola. But, did you know he was NOT supposed to be ‘Matru’ in the film? Yes, Imran took to his Instagram handle and dropped a long post. He stated his hesitation towards the role and was anxious and terrified during the shoots.
Imran Khan replaced Ajay Devgn in Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola
Imran Khan revealed he replaced Ajay Devgn in the film. He said, “I was never supposed to be Matru. The film was launched with Ajay Devgn attached as Matru, but he chose to withdraw before filming could commence. I was riding high off the back-to-back successes of Delhi Belly and MBKD, and close to wrapping the shoot of EMAET when I got the call; Vishal Bhardwaj wanted to meet me! I was thrilled. He told me about his passion project, a story he had been carrying close to his heart.”
Speaking of his hesitation and anxiousness, he said, “To accomplish this, I moved to Delhi and started intensive workshops with the legendary NK Sharma and some of his students. Panditji, as we affectionately called him, was the first person to point out the negative Voice in my head. “You only listen to the voice that tells you you are worthless”, he told me, “why do you disrespect the thousands of voices that say they love you?”. I listened to his words, but I didn’t really hear them.”
Imran Khan shares insights from MKBKM
Imran revealed that he did not look back after wrapping the shoot. He also said that he didn’t watch the film’s final cut. Imran also shared that he is proud of the film and calls it a ‘bold experiment’ and considers it his privilege to be a part of the film.
Adding to this, he also shared an interesting anecdote from the days of Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandole. He said, “I couldn’t ride a motorcycle when I signed on, so I had to take lessons. I learned to ride Matru’s Bullet in between shots while filming the ‘Auntyji’ song from EMAET!”
Several times, Imran Khan has hinted at his comeback. Speaking of which, the actor is reportedly in talks with JTYJN director Abbas Tyrewala.
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