Actor Imran Khan, apart from promoting his upcoming release Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, is busy chalking out plans to bring in the New Year. If everything works out according to plan, towards the last leg of the year, the 29-year-old will be off to Las Vegas with his guy friends for a relaxing trip. And it’s not the first time he’s doing it.
Even before he became an actor, he always made time for his buddies, taking off on backpacking trips, usually towards the end of the year. This year, he’s chosen Las Vegas in the USA for his annual holiday because he toured the place in 2010 while shooting for his rom-com with Kareena Kapoor.
“I loved the place. It’s so beautiful and full of life around this time. Every corner of the city is lit up. There’s celebration in the air. The weather is excellent. I think the whole idea of a holiday with guy pals there just works,” says Imran, adding, “Avantika and I will have our own holiday a little later. For now, it’s just the boys. Girls are not allowed.”
Imran admits he had a blast shooting his month-long schedule in the American city last Christmas, soon after which he tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Avantika Mallik. While he was there, he says he explored most of the city with the help of guides and at times, on his own.
After the shoot wrapped up, the actor stayed back for an additional 10 days to pamper himself. He’s keen to take his friends to a couple of nightspots that he liked, popular tourist locations and some pockets of the city that he adores but aren’t exactly big with sightseers.
“I am coaxing my friends to at least spend a week in the city because if they spend any less, they won’t be able to explore much. And no point of a holiday if you don’t have time on hand,” he says. “The last time round, I was new to the place. This time, I’ll be my friends’ Raju guide in the city.”