Veteran filmmaker Rahul Rawail hits back at Imran’s ‘disrespectful’ comment

Bollywood actor Imran Khan, who apparently made a ‘disrespectful’ remark about veteran filmmaker Rahul Rawail in a recent interview to a print media, didn’t know his words might backfire.

The ‘Delhi Belly’ actor had dismissed the director with a comment, “Is Rahul Rawail still around?” during the interview, and also indicated that the filmmaker wanted his name in the paper. When posed with a certain question, Imran said the director was probably “nursing a grudge against Avantika (Imran’s wife) because she had rejected his ‘Buddha Mil Gaya’.

The director known for his films like ‘Love Story’, ‘Betaab’ ‘Jo Bole So Nihaal’ and others, chided the actor sarcastically through social media. “Imran Khan in yesterday's Mumbai Mirror — 'Is Rahul Rawail still around?' My sympathies with this mentally challenged person,” Rahul posted.

Rahul’s nephew Rajat Rawail also came in support of his uncle and wrote, “Imran Khan needs a reality check. It was Mr Aamir Khan who went from pillar to post promoting Jaane Tu... and his goodwill and credibility got the audience into the theatres.”

He further wrote that Imran had ruined the ‘Once Upon A Time in Mumbai’ franchise by appearing in the sequel of the film and said his film with Kareena Kapoor ‘Gori Tere Pyaar Mein’ was a huge dissaster.

Rajat quoted a dialogue of Shah Rukh Khan from ‘Chak De! India’ – ‘Pehle apni game baaki logon se unchi karo, phir apni aawaz unchi krna’ (Raise the level of your game and then raise your voice).

He also said that if Imran’s grandfather filmmaker Nasir Hussain were alive “he would have put this obstinate, self conceited, disaster of a non-actor in his place.”

Commenting on Imran’s upcoming film ‘Katti Batti’, Rajat wrote, “It's time for him to piggyback on Kangana Ranaut. Imran Khan aaj producer ke liye free main mahenga hain!!! (Even for free, Imran proves to be expensive for producers).”

Meanwhile, Imran’s upcoming film ‘Katti Batti’ opposite Kangana Ranaut is slated to hit screens on September 18.