Imran Khan Back to Movies After Long Absence
The last film that Imran Khan worked on was ‘Gori tere pyar mein’. Since then, the actor has been on a long extended vacation. First he went on a ‘babymoon’. This is the last holiday as a couple before the baby is born. Imran’s wife Avantika was expecting their first child in June. The couple had tied the knot after nine years of courtship. After delivery, Imran had been on an extended paternity leave.
In March, the actor had given an interview saying, "I was on a holiday. From Christmas till two weeks back, I have been on a very, very long extended vacation. So, it's the last vacation before the baby is born. You obviously know that my wife is pregnant. So, we went on what is called a 'babymoon'.”
"After marriage you go on a honeymoon and before a baby is born you go on a babymoon, it's the last holiday before you have a child. It was very relaxing," he added. Talking about his impending fatherhood, the actor said, "It's madness. Suddenly I am doing all these things online, I am researching baby car seats, best crib, all of these new things have come into my life now that is how my days are spent. It's fun, I am thinking about things I never used to.”
However, such extended leave has proven costly to his career and he has lost roles. ‘Milan Talkies’ went to Varun Dhawan in his stead. Vikramaditya Motwane chose Siddharth Malhotra for his ‘Bhavesh Joshi’ after Imran opted out of the film. However, now he is ready to work in Nikhil Advani’s film opposite Ileana D’Cruz. According to a source, “The film will begin only towards the end of June or the first week of July as Imran and his wife Avantika (Malik) are expecting their first baby. Imran isn’t taking on any work until the baby’s birth, and once that happens, his first project will be Nikhil’s film”.
The film had faced problems from the beginning. It was titled ‘Saali Kutiya’ and the name was thought to be objectionable in several quarters. It has now been renamed ‘Katti batti’. Though the details of the plot have not been released, it is likely to be a romantic story. Ileana D’Cruz will be the leading lady. The film had been put on hold to accommodate Imran. Now, with Imran back to work, the film is all ready to go ahead.