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Someone mistook Imran Khan for new Pak PM, actor shares pic on Instagram

Imran Khan has often been on the receiving end of mistaken identity. The latest incident involves him being confused for the new Pakistan PM. Check out a screenshot of the message he received.

bollywood Updated: Aug 07, 2018 20:57 IST
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Imran Khan last appeared in the 2015 flop Katti Batti.

Imran Khan is receiving mail congratulating him on his victory in the recent Pakistan elections, except that they’ve reached the wrong Imran Khan - our Imran Khan, the actor, Aamir’s nephew. Imran on Tuesday shared a screenshot of an email he’d received, in which the sender had pledged his allegiance and addressed him, “Dear Prime Minister.”

“I guess I can no longer ignore the call to action. Gonna start drafting some policy outlines this week, I’ll keep you guys updated,” Imran joked in the post’s caption. The Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na actor is often mistaken for the new PM, who used to be one of Pakistan’s most popular cricketers. “Successful leader takes right decision at right time. He recognizes friends and selects faithful team members. Now it is ten years long governance and I want to join your team on very first day,” the message read.

In 2011, a reporter even set up an interview with him, but had intended to talk to the politician. Here’s an excerpt from the interview, pulled by NDTV, “Reporter: For a fast bowler, you have quite a small build and frame. How did you manage to be successful in your sporting career despite being so puny? Imran: You yanks have a very weird sense of humour. Er... my cute looks and puny frame help bowl maidens over, you see. Hopefully, I will continue to maintain a good strike rate going forward also.”

In addition to being mistaken for the cricketer-turned-politician, Imran has also been mistaken for Irrfan Khan. Sharing a screenshot of text messages he received in which the sender had realised his mistake and called Imran a ‘badhiya banda’, the actor wrote, “Thanks, I guess.”

Umm... Thanks, I guess?

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Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s parliamentary committee on Monday officially nominated Imran Khan as the party’s prime ministerial candidate. While the exact date of the swearing-in of Pakistan’s new prime minister has not been announced, reports say it could take place on August 14, the Independence Day of the country.

Imran’s last film remains the 2015 flop Katti Batti. The actor hasn’t announced any new projects since.

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First Published: Aug 07, 2018 20:56 IST