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Ranbir is a better actor than me: Imran Khan

bollywood Updated: Jun 06, 2011 15:33 IST
Robin Bansal
Robin Bansal
Hindustan Times
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Actor Imran Khan, 28, doesn’t believe in his acting skills. For him, fellow actor Ranbir Kapoor is a better actor.

“Ranbir is a better actor than I am. He’s a damn good actor. I honestly never like my work. I don’t like to watch myself onscreen and I never do,” says Imran, who doesn’t mind being compared to others.

"The comparisons will continue. People still compare Aamir, Shah Rukh and Salman even after 20-25 years of their work. So we can’t help it,” he says.

The actor is busy with many projects and hasn’t been able to take wife Avantika for a honeymoon. “Hopefully, I’ll get some time in July," he says.

Imran Khan says Ranbir Kapoor is a better actor than him

His upcoming movie

Delhi Belly

has stirred up quite some controversies — from the hidden expletive in the song

Bhaag DK Bose

to his first-time steamy scene in the movie.

Ask about the same and he says, “Really? Is it vulgar? It’s making assumptions a little early. I’d request you to first listen to the song carefully with the picturisation and then you’ll understand it. It’s been referred to a person whose name is DK Bose.”

But what about his steamy scenes in the movie? Won’t wifey mind his proximity with another girl on celluloid?

“Delhi Belly

was shot long time before my marriage and it is only coincidental that it is coming out now. And as an actor, I’ve never had problems in my personal or professional life because of either, so there’s no problem like that,” he says.

Not many know that the movie makers deliberately applied for an A-certificate for the movie.

“We applied for an A-certificate ourselves. It’s a film for an adult, mature audience. We have to be honest to the film that we are making and it’s a film for an adult, mature audience. We have always been upfront about our intention behind the film. People under 18 should not watch the film,” he says.

So was using expletives difficult for the movie? “No. No. It wasn’t difficult at all. I’m not that

doodh ka dhula

that I won’t even know slangs,” he says.

Imran is currently shooting with actors Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor for

Mere Brother Ki Dulhan


Short Term Shaadi

respectively and can’t stop raving about both his co-stars.

“Kareena is someone I’ve admired thoroughly. She is a fantastic actress. She is my personal favourite. I just forget my dialogues in front of her probably because I’m her fan,” he says.

As for Kat, he says, “I haven’t seen anyone more focused than her. I respect her professional attitude. While Katrina is a very sweet person. Initially she is very shy and reserved but then she becomes a friend,” he says.

The actor is also turning designer and will launch his line of jeans. “By the year end or early next year, I’ll launch a line of jeans co-created by me,” says the actor.