“Aamir is one of India’s finest actors. Though he doesn’t agree that he is a perfectionist, he just likes to work hard… it is a good thing. Even I like working hard, so I’m a lot like him professionally,” Imran told IANS in an interview.
“I feel that if I am putting my name, face, energy, talent and time into something – it should turn out to be the best. If I’m associated with something – be it a film or an event, I like to do whatever I can to make it a success. At the end of the day, everyone should strive for perfection,” he added.
At 26, Imran is quite a mature decision maker considering his criteria for choosing his films.
“I don’t go by banners. I go by what interests me and appeals to me. At times it’s the script itself. I chose ‘Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na’ for its simple, cute, romantic and comic feel. Then I chose ‘Kidnap’ for its action. Now I have done ‘Luck’ after which I’m doing a romantic comedy again to break the monotony. So whatever excites me, I do it,” he said.
In “Luck”, Imran has performed death-defying stunts and has starred opposite his childhood friend, Shruthi Haasan who is making her Bollywood debut with the movie. Releasing July 24, the action-thriller also stars Sanjay Dutt, Mithun Chakraborty and Ravi Kissen, apart from others.
It was Imran only who suggested Shruthi’s name for the female lead to director Soham Shah.
“I’ve known Shruthi since we were 10 years old. We have grown up together and know each other way too well. Soham was very sure he wanted a new girl for ‘Luck’. And since I had seen a lot of girls during the screen tests for ‘Jaane Tu…’, I told him — ‘Dude, you’re going to have a tough time finding one.’
“He also wanted someone who could do her own stunts. I just thought of Shruthi not knowing if she wanted to act or not. But then she came down to Mumbai and it worked,” he narrated.
According to Imran, Shruthi is “quite serious about her work”.
“Shruthi used to enter the sets with a serious look on her face. She is very serious about her work. But so am I. At times it was hard to act opposite her because she knows me inside out,” he said.
After “Luck”, Imran will be seen in “Delhi Belly” and “Seven Days in Paris”. He has also signed up for Dharma Productions’ “I Don’t Believe In Love Stories”, in which he will share screen space with Sonam Kapoor.