Was Rishi Kapoor Miffed With Imran Khan?

Shreemi Verma , 01 Oct 2015
Rishi Kapoor and Imran Khan
Rishi Kapoor and Imran Khan

Rumours are rife that Rishi Kapoor and Imran Khan had a bit of a tiff because Rishi was upset with Imran for turning down Rishi’s friend Shashi Ranjan‘s movie – Wedding Pullav. Apparently Rishi had suggested Imran’s name for the lead to Shashi who is producing the movie for his daughter’s debut. Imran’s reasoning behind turning down the offer was that if the role was that good, why didn’t he suggest Ranbir’s name for it. DNA then reached out to the actors to verify this rumour and here’s what both of them said –

Rishi Kapoor –

I did recommend Imran’s name for Wedding Pullav. At that time, my good friend Rahul Rawail was supposed to be directing the film (Binod Pradhan is directing it now) and he had asked me to do a role in the film. It wasn’t a big role, but I agreed to do it. I asked about the film’s male lead, they told me they were still casting and I suggested Imran for it as he’s like my own son. Even Ranbir and Imran are good friends. I have worked with Nasir Hussain in his films and Mansoor and Nuzhat… they are all like my family. Also, I wanted to work with Imran so I suggested his name. But he denies being upset with Khan, “Imran didn’t even hear the script, he said he was sorry and he couldn’t do it. Maybe Imran was contractually bound (for Katti Batti) or because his film was bigger than ours. But it’s an actor’s prerogative to accept or refuse a film, so why should I be upset?

Imran too was equally chill about the whole thing –

I think they contacted my manager Reshma Shetty, but the dates they wanted were overlapping with Katti Batti; so, the conversation never got off the ground or even reached me. This is the first I’m hearing about Rishi Kapoor’s involvement, or his displeasure. Considering it was over a year ago, I think he would have said something, particularly since he dropped by our set at RK Studio.

So all’s well between them, also Imran is off to a road trip in Germany right now, what a coolio!

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