‘Popular’ Imran Khan now gets ‘muscular’
15th July 2008 19.00 IST
By Sibasish Tinsel Town
After rising to popularity with his first film, newcomer Imran Khan is now on his way to become muscular.
He scoffed at the heroes with brawny physiques in the promos of his launch pad Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na , but now Imran Khan himself is walking the same path.
The young star has been hitting the gym to work out regularly and has improved his diet habits to put on some weight and develop some muscles. This, he is doing not to be in the league of Bollywood’s brawny men, but for his roles in his next two films both of which are full-on action flicks.
According to a source: “The role of a fresh college graduate in ‘Jaane Tu’ did not require Imran to look muscular. Rather he had to appear vulnerable. And since Imran is naturally thin, he wasn’t told to work on his physique. But that look doesn’t go well in action roles. Therefore, Imran is toning up his body.”
Imran plays significant roles in director Sanjay Gadhvi’s (of Dhoom and Dhoom 2 fame) next action-packed thriller Kidnap and director Soham Shah’s (of Kaal ) Luck in which he is paired with Kamal Haasan ’s daughter Shruti Haasan .
In ‘Luck’, Imran will also doff off his tees and don designer vests to flaunt his biceps and also his tattoo at the nape of his neck.
Now that he is ‘popular’ and going to be ‘muscular’, shall we expect something ‘spectacular’? What say Imran!