Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has emphasized that no one could have played the leading male character better than Imran Khan in his upcoming film Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola. Bhardwaj made this comment to the Indian press, despite there being widespread rumours of Ajay Devgn being his initial choice to play the role of Matru.
This is what Vishal Bhardwaj had to say on the topic to TOI. “Bahut accha hua, kyun ki Imran se accha ye kirdaar koi kar nahin sakta tha (It’s good because nobody could have played the role better than Imran).” “Allah miya ne mere liye Imran ko mere saamne bhej diya Matru play karne ke liye (Allah sent Imran to play Matru). Imran se accha Matru Ajay bhi nahin play kar sakta tha mere liye (Even Ajay could not have played Matru better than Imran for me).”
Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola stars Imran, Anushka Sharma, Pankaj Kapur and Shabana Azmi in the leading roles. It will be releasing in cinemas worldwide on Friday! We will know on the day of release if Imran was indeed the best choice to play what appears to be an unconventional character.