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Imran Khan, the photographer

He is used to posing on the other side of the lens, but during the release of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, actor Imran Khan had revealed that one of his other interests, in addition to acting, was taking photos.

entertainment Updated: Nov 10, 2012 21:04 IST
Shalvi Mangaokar

He is used to posing on the other side of the lens, but during the release of Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, actor Imran Khan had revealed that one of his other interests, in addition to acting, was taking photos. And so deep was his love for photography that he went on to click pictures of his co-star Kareena Kapoor and even held an exhibition of the images.

Now, we’re told, the actor is ready to brush up this skill and devote more time to the hobby. A source close to the actor reveals, “Imran’s interest in photography has developed further and he has shot at many beautiful locales, like Oman where he was shooting for for Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2.” Imran, to make sure that his pictures turn out well, has gone ahead and spent a considerable amount on acquiring a few professional cameras as well. The source says, “With the help of his friends who are professional photographers, he has bought couple of high-end cameras.”

The Delhi Belly (2011) actor, who isn’t shying away from admitting that he’s enjoying this new job says, “I have been shooting for a couple of years now and I feel that I am better at candid portfolio shots. So I’m going to try my hand at those more.”Apart from scenic panoramas, Imran also wants to try shooting his co-stars, mainly his leading ladies.

The source says, “Imran has already shot pictures of Kareena and they came out really well. The response that he got for them was great and very encouraging too.” The source adds, “Imran will now be shooting behind the scenes, with all his upcoming actors — Priyanka Chopra, Anushka Sharma and Sonakshi Sinha. Also, since he’s doing another film with Kareena, he will shoot her pictures again. Anushka will pose for him during the promotions of their next, Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola.”

Pro opinion
We asked celebrity photographer Dabboo Ratnani to share his views on Imran’s pictures and he said, “I really like the composition of both the images. He has shot them in a very artistic manner. The pictures reveal that there is a story behind them and he’s captured the mood very well. Kareena looks lovely in both of them. The lighting is soft and flattering, which makes the pictures all the more appealing. I think Imran has the quality to capture interesting candid moments.”