Imran Khan discusses Background before Films

Imran Khan discussed his upbringing before he joined the film industry. He also delved into whether he regrets his web series being shelved.

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"I’ve bounced around a lot of cities."

Imran Khan opened up about his background before he joined the film industry.

The actor discussed his itinerant lifestyle that included him moving between different countries and cities.

He said: “Before I became an actor, I had already lived many lives. I didn’t grow up in Bombay. Or in any one place.

“I’ve bounced around a lot of cities, countries and different schools. My schooling was unusual.

“I’ve been to a number of very unorthodox non-traditional schools.

“I spent some of my formative years, aged 11 to 15, in a gurukul literally without electricity.

“We lit kerosine lamps every night that’s how we had light. We farmed, we grew our own food; we got water from a stream; we chopped firewood.

“As such, I have always had the sense that life is kind of bigger.

“I cannot be a unidimensional person, that I am a Bollywood actor and the sum total of my personality and my life are bound up in the fact that I’ve acted in 12 films.”

Imran Khan made his Bollywood debut as a child, playing the younger versions of Aamir Khan’s characters in Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak (1988) and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992).

He achieved his breakthrough role in Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Naa (2008).

After a string of flops, Imran quit acting after the release of Katti Batti (2015).

He was supposed to make his comeback in a spy web series directed by Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Naa director Abbas Tyrewala.

However, it was reported that the project was shelved.

Imran also talked about this development.

He explained: “All things said and done, I am kind of glad ended up not getting together.

“I don’t want to play a character who solves problems with a gun.”

“There is glamourisation and a fetishisation, sexualisation of violence that makes me uncomfortable.

“There is a way to portray violence and this is not a morality thing.

“Violence and action is a language within cinema and when we portray it in films, there is a way to do it where you feel the weight of it.”

It is currently unknown when Imran will make his much-awaited comeback.

During his career, the star did appear in a few hits, but he claimed that the credit for these films often went to the director and producer.

Imran Khan said:

“I have often felt that in my career, I have done good films, hit movies.”

“But the credit somehow goes to the director and people say, ‘he made him act’ or to the promotions.

“When a film flops, the responsibility is mine, and somehow all the flops I had have been with big directors.

“So I feel, ‘you are such established directors and all the blame is on me!’

“When I have given hits with first-time directors, the credit goes to the producers. This has been a trend throughout my career.”



Manav is a creative writing graduate and a die-hard optimist. His passions include reading, writing and helping others. His motto is: “Never hang on to your sorrows. Always be positive."



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