"Imran Khan has left acting at the moment."
It has been reported that Imran Khan has decided to say goodbye to his acting career.
According to his best friend Akshay Oberoi, the nephew of Aamir Khan has quit acting for good.
Akshay explained that he and Imran have been friends for 18 years and studied acting together at Kishore Acting School in Mumbai.
He said: “Imran Khan is my closest friend, whom I can call at 4 am. We have been friends for almost 18 years. We studied acting together in Mumbai.
“My best friend in Bollywood is Imran Khan, who is no longer an actor because he has quit acting.”
Akshay went on to reveal that Imran will probably stay in the film industry as he believes Imran will turn to direct films instead.
“Imran Khan has left acting at the moment. As far as I know, there is a better writer and director inside him.
“However, I don’t know when he will direct a film.
“I am not going to put any pressure, but as a friend, I think he will soon direct his film and when he does that, he will make a brilliant film as his sensibility and understanding of cinema is very high.”
On what mistakes Imran may have made during his acting career, Akshay said:
“I will not call it a lapse from his side as every actor sees flops in his career.”
“You see my career, how many films of mine have flopped. I will not call it a lapse. You keep trying. Sometimes films work, sometimes they don’t, irrespective of your star status.
“He left acting, he left the fight. And, when you have left it, you are not in the game. So, you cannot call it a mistake.”
Imran made an impressive Bollywood debut with the film Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na in 2008. However, his first actual role came as a child star in 1988 in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak, his uncle Aamir’s breakthrough role.
Since 2008, Imran has appeared in over a dozen films like I Hate Luv Storys, Delhi Belly and Break Ke Baad.
However, his career has seen setbacks, with films not doing well at the box office.
His last Bollywood film was in the 2015 film Katti Batti alongside Kangana Ranaut. The film opened to mixed reviews and was ultimately a box office failure.