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Imran Khan reveals turning down more money than accepted like uncle Aamir Khan; says, “Khandaani Bimaari”

en Bollywood News Imran Khan reveals turning down more money than accepted like uncle Aamir Khan; says, “Khandaani Bimaari”

Imran Khan, hinting at a comeback since his 2015 film Katti Batti, recently stated he won't cut ribbons or walk the ramp for money.

Imran Khan, who has made headlines for hinting at a comeback nearly a decade after taking a break in 2015, recently discussed how it is in his family's nature to abruptly withdraw from the spotlight. The actor cited his uncles Aamir Khan and Mansoor Khan as examples of people who avoided the spotlight in favor of focusing on their work. He also discussed how, throughout his career, he has 'turned down' more money than he has received.

Imran Khan reveals turning down more money than accepted like uncle Aamir Khan; says, “Khandaani Bimaari”

In an interview with Zoom, Imran said, “From the moment I entered the business with Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na, I have turned down more money than I have accepted. You can show up at events and they will pay you. You can walk the ramps and they will pay you. You go to the launch of a shopping mall, you cut a ribbon and they pay you. I never accepted those things. The number of people who would call and say come and cut a ribbon and take so much money. For me, I would always tend to pull away from those things. Truthfully, I have turned down more money than I have accepted.”

Imran Khan believes it is in his family's nature to avoid the spotlight. Imran, who lived in a Gurukul from the ages of 11 to 15, remarked that being disengaged and dissatisfied was a 'khandaani bimaari.'

He said, “That is kind of a family tendency — Aamir or my uncle Mansoor. Mansoor, famously after making four films, left the city, moved to Coonoor. I could say, yeh thodi khandaani bimaari hai (it’s a family ailment). A little bit of disengagement and disenchantment with which a lot of people hold with such value, for us, in my family that is what I have seen and that is how I have been raised that don’t put stock in these things. This comes and goes like a tide. You don’t put your stock in that. You put stock in your craft, you put stock in your film. Film is forever.”

Imran exited the film profession when his film Katti Batti, which also starred Kangana Ranaut, failed at the box office. Imran told Film Companion that he abandoned filmmaking because he felt alienated from his actual self. He said, “It’s not my job to be an actor. I can be an actor if I want, I cannot be an actor if I don’t want these things. That was optional, fixing myself is not optional.”

Recently, there were rumors that the actor might make a comeback with the film Happy Patel, which is sponsored by Aamir Khan. However, the star refuted the rumors. He told Times Entertainment, “It’s not true. Vir Das is directing and starring in Happy Patel. I am not in the film. They have just used a photograph of me as part of an in-film joke.”

Also Read : Aamir Khan reveals, “Imran Khan and I are playing cameos in Happy Patel, Vir Das is directing and playing the main lead”


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