Actors Imran Khan and Kangana Ranaut spent an eventful hour chatting and answering fun ­questions ­during their visit to HT City to meet the winners of Stars In The City Contest. Both the actors shared that they ­sometimes have to deal with tricky ­situations and answer inane questions.
Kangana, for instance, is absolutely fed up with questions about her career. “When a question starts with, ‘Actress ki shelf life toh do teen saal hi hoti hai, toh aap uske baad kya karengi?’ Kyun main koi sabun ki ­tikiya hoon kya jo life do saal ki hoti hai? It is so lame!” she said, laughing.
For Imran, it’s questions about his uncle, actor Aamir Khan, that irk him. “When the question starts with, ‘Apke Maamu …’ I know that I want to slap that person,” he joked.
Talking about how some fans get uncomfortably close while trying to click a selfie, Kangana said: “It is not very comfortable when people put their hand around your waist … it’s very weird.”
Imran, too, faces similar issues. “Let me give you a male perspective here. When I take photos with girls, there is always this very excited hug. But when I pose for a photo with guys, their hand immediately goes to my behind. I have to tell people, ‘Sir, apna haath thoda upar le lijiye’,” he said.
What is the weirdest thing a fan has done for you?
Imran: I have been bitten by a fan. It happened in Dubai when we were going to a night club and I was shaking hands with everyone. This one girl just grabbed my hand, pulled me close and refused to let go. Then she bit my hand.
Kangana: My fans are really sweet. They write me love letters, which say that I look like their lost wife from their past life.
Imran: While you get love letters, I get bitten.
What is the one thing about Imran that got to you?
Kangana: I think he made a lot of friends. He made friends on the sets with people who were playing his friends in the film. I used to hear stories about them partying in his house and having beer and kababs, and I was like, ‘Why am I not invited? This guy is weird.’ The next day, he was his usual friendly self, and described the parties to me, showing not a single hint of awkwardness.
Imran: She is vegetarian. Isko kya khilayen?
But, how was it working with Kangana?
Imran: I had a blast working with her. The one thing I really like about her is that she is very dedicated to her work. I have worked with people who just walk in. And while they may be very sweet, you wish they might have put in more effort into the film. Kangana is one person who comes and tries to improve every day. These are the kind of people you respect.
Any movie you think you shouldn’t have said no to?
Kangana: None actually. I made the most of my opportunities. I have done more than what was offered to me.
What is the one thing you love about the film industry?
Imran: You might read a lot of stories about people fighting in Bollywood. But somehow, when it really comes to it, the industry comes together and we don’t give up. There is a sense of solidarity, which I like.
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