Imran Khan continues shoot despite injury

  • Kavita Awaasthi, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
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  • Updated: Jul 23, 2013 13:53 IST
  • Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara

    Imran Khan has some funny moves to match the interesting and funny lyrics of Tayyab Ali - the new song from Once Upon A Time ...

  • Imran Khan in Once Upon  A Time In Mumbaai Dobara

    The makers of Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Dobara had planned to launch the song Tayyab Ali in the Holy month of Ramzaan. However, ...

  • Sonakshi Sinha, Imran Khan

    The new lyrics intellignently blend with those of the old song (from Amar Akbar Anthony) to produce an catchy number. Sonakshi Sinha, Imran Khan at ...

  • Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha

    Both Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha have funny moves to match the lyrics of new and re-hashed Tayyab Ali. (AFP Photo)

  • Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha

    Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha performed on Tayyab Ali in Mumbai on Friday at the launch of the song. (PTI Photo)

  • Sonakshi Sinha

    Sonakshi Sinha gestures at the launch of Tayyab Ali, song from her film Once Upon  A Time In Mumbaai Dobara. (AFP Photo)

  • Imran Khan

    Imran Khan dancing to the funny lyrics of Tayyab Ali.

Director Milan Luthria is mighty impressed with Imran Khan. So much so that the filmmaker has gone ahead and paid young Imran one heck of a compliment — by likening his commitment towards work with that of his uncle Aamir Khan.

Here’s what exactly earned Imran the words of praise from Luthria. While shooting a fight sequence for their upcoming release, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara (OUATIMD), it seems Imran had hurt himself (a bad neck injury). But, instead of calling for a time out, he continued to shoot.

Milan says, “We were shooting a scene where he (Imran) had to fall and tumble three-four times on the pavement and roads. No matter how you do it, it’s going to hurt. It was only two-three days after shooting the scene that Sonakshi (Sinha) mentioned that Imran seems to be in a lot of pain. That’s when I realised that he was trying his best to hide it.” Imran was in pain for a week, and he was shooting two films simultaneously — OUATIMD at night, and Gori Tere Pyaar Mein during the day.

“All through the film, he has given his best. Even when there are changes in schedule, he stays committed,” says Milan, adding, that he learnt two things about Imran. “He never said ‘no’. Even if he was busy, he always came within an hour, whether it was for a reading or a look test. That encourages a director a lot. Also, he’s been able to do tough action scenes without any complaints about pain.”


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