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To prepare for his upcoming role, Khan has sent his designers on a hunt around the city to research on how they really dress
Shakti Shetty (MID-DAY; July 2, 2012)
After portraying a Delhi lad in Delhi Belly, Imran Khan is now all set to play a Mumbai ka tapori in his upcoming film Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai sequel, directed by Milan Luthria.
Though the actor is currently travelling abroad, he doesn’t want the distance to come in the way of his preparations for the role. Following the footsteps of his maamujaan Aamir who played a similar role in Rangeela, Imran Khan has been sending his stylists to the innermost corners of Mumbai.
As a result, they have been making the rounds of the underbellies of the city including areas such as Bhendi Bazaar, Mohammad Ali Road, Nagpada, Sakinaka, Dongri, Dharavi, etc to research on how the inhabitant taporis really dress nowadays.
Our sources say that the actor wants to make sure his dressing is authentic and not make-believe, hence all the efforts. “Imran Khan has taken upon himself to seek perfection and not go with the clichés when it comes to his onscreen persona. Therefore he has sent his designers in the areas where he can find the authentic tapori look,” the source also adds.
On his 46th birthday, he calls himself an old and timeless but happy soul. But that’s not quite true. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is one of the easiest people to rile. He is as famous for throwing temper tantrums as he is for marching to his own drummer. But what to do? He’s like that only
By Indu Mirani (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 24, 2010)
• How do you look back on the two years plus since Saawariya and its failure?
I have become a far more evolved person. I have understood what success means, what failure means, what relationships mean. What other things I need to do in cinema as an expression of finally expressing myself as a human being. What are the wrong things I have done, what are the mistakes I have made, what corrections I need to make.
// // // • How do you cope with failure?
I am used to it. I started off with Khamoshi that didn’t do well at all at the box office. It completely shatters your mind as a first filmmaker when you realise that your first film has completely not connected with people. It’s a different matter that today people like Khamoshi a lot and think it is my best work. But as a debut it brought about a lot of turmoil in my life. It’s been a long long life of seeing lots of failures on a personal and family level. I have seen lot of struggle in my house, around my house. I only started seeing success with Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam.
• You always lived more in your head than in reality…
Yes, and that life is very beautiful as well as More >
Arya Babbar has found friends in the underworld. He has been dining with their families and having a good time. He plays an underworld don, Kaleem Mallik, in Madhur Bhandarkar’s Jail, who operates from prison. The meetings are part of his homework for the movie.
When dad Raj Babbar heard that his son wanted to meet influential dons, he worked out the meetings for Arya with the help of MP Nawab Mallik. Arya says, “With a short notice of three weeks, I had no time for preparation, but I wanted to meet the real dons and see how they actually operate.”
Arya seemed to have enjoyed his meeting with the criminals. He says, “I visited Salim Durrani and others who I can’t name, at their homes in Bhendi Baazar and Mohammad Ali Road. They were happy to have me as their guest. Their families welcomed me with biryani, kebabs and korma. They were well educated people unlike the stereotypes portrayed in Hindi films, typically with a black mole on their face.”
Arya was astounded by these criminals and their lives. He says, “I was taken aback by their experiences though they were smart enough not to disclose too much. They showed me their guns. We became good friends and last week, I even took them all out for dinner. The meetings helped me gather a great deal of nuances and traits for my role.”