Now that the incredible album is out, the clamor for all things Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na and all things Imran Khan has gone to an even higher level. The film, which opens July 4th, is eagerly anticipated by many a fan and with a producer like Aamir Khan one can expect a great film. In a recent interview with Mark Manuel, Imran Khan, talked about his famous Maamu, Aamir Khan and Aamir talked about his soon to be famous nephew.
Though Jaane Tu is being produced by Aamir’s production company he is not directing the film nor does he consider himself to be the one launching his career. “If I wanted to present Imran with anything, I’d give him a car, not a film.” Though he did introduce the young actor to the world by showing the first picture of him on his blog. “I thought I’d introduce him to my fans,” said Aamir. And in the blog the fans responded very positively. “Go check it out, it ranges from ‘Imran’s a hot hunk’ to ‘My God, he looks so much like you’.”
So what does Aamir think of Imran the actor? Imran said jokingly, “A return in investment!” However Aamir said, “He has an unusual personality on screen, the camera likes him, he’s got a lot of screen presence, his personality suits the script and his character.”
Besides Jaane Tu, Imraan also has two other films in the pipeline, Luck and Kidnap with Sanjay Dutt. Though he has such exciting projects the handsome young man said he does not feel like a star, “For me, acting is just another day at work. I like my work, but acting is in the family, making films is our business.”
Interestingly, Imran has appeared on screen before and it was as a young version of Aamir’s characters in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander. Aamir reveals, “You can see his butt on screen, the scene in Jo Jeeta… has him riding a cycle and somebody pulls down his shorts!”
And how was Aamir as a Maamu growing up? “ Maamu was a royal pain when I was growing up. He shaved me bald in my mother’s absence. She was furious,” Imran said.
Aamir remembers laughing, “I used him to get dates with girls. They would find him cute and come up to pinch his cheeks. And I would chat them up!”
Then it was Imran’s turn to talk about his Maamu: “In his first film, Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, he wasn’t so good I thought. But now, he’s Bollywood’s best actor. What impresses me is Maamu does it with such ease, he’s not really acting, but he applies himself, he gives everything he’s got, there’s no compromise.”
Along with Aamir, Imran also admires another great actor Hrithik Roshan, “I study everything he does, even his ads, he knows what sells, he’s sincere to his craft, he has a connect with the audience, and talent — that Hrithik has 110 per cent, what a winning combo!”
You can see Imran along with Genelia D’Souza when Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na comes to theaters on July 4th. Be sure to check out the great soundtrack while you are counting down the days!