“I won’t do anything that disappoints my fans,” Imran Abbas

Posted on Aug 2 2016 - 7:50am
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Imran Abbas started his career off on the small screen and received acclaim for his acting prowess; he was seen in hit TV shows such as Khuda Aur Mohabbat, Akbari Asghari, Dil-e-Muztar and Alvidaa amongst several others. He instantly developed a massive fan base, plus his good looks are a cherry on top!

He then went on to make his Bollywood debut across Bengali diva Bipasha Basu, and although the movie didn’t do well at the box office, Imran managed to make a smashing comeback with period drama Janisaar which also marked Umrao Jaan famed director Muzafar Ali’s comeback to the film scene. And now, Imran has been roped in for Karan Johar’s next, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil starring Ranbir Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Aishwariya Rai Bachchan in leading roles!

HIP got in touch with Imran, who is currently all the way in Mumbai, for an exclusive chat on his role in the film which is slated for a fall release, future projects plus lots more.

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HIP: How was your experience working with so many Bollywood bigwigs in Ae Dil Hai Mushkil?

Imran Abbas: It’s been such a pleasure working with Ranbir, Anushka and Karan. They’re so accommodating and welcoming. This is the first time I had worked with them, but it seemed as if I knew them for ages! The atmosphere on sets was very cordial and warm. Working under Karan’s direction is more like working with a friend of yours. He is more like an advisor and open to all sorts of suggestions and improvisation.

I have a cameo role in the film opposite to Anushka Sharma and Lisa Haydon of Queen. So it’s basically a cluster of acclaimed and known actors from Bollywood, who have friendly appearances in the film. Ranbir, Anushka and Aishwariya are the leads, and overall, it’s been a delight working with stars who are loved and recognised all over the globe.

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HIP: You are doing a dance number in the film as well – tell us a bit about that.

IA: Yes, I am indeed doing a party track in the film which features myself, Ranbir, Anushka and Lisa. It’s very catchy, peppy, has a youthful energy and it’s something that today’s audience would like listening to. The concept of the track is very urban yet cute. It is very relatable. It comes up in the film with a situation, so you can expect some real tongue and cheek lyrics (laughs). Basically, it’s a song that you’ll instantly start humming to after hearing it.

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HIP: Share one of your fondest memories from the set of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil with us…

IA: I think every day is a new day and every moment adds to one’s memories. And especially when you work with a director like Karan, every scene becomes worth cherishing. But I remember when Karan first said, “Welcome to Dharma Production,” I was actually quite overjoyed with that. Dharma is undoubtedly one of the most renowned and acclaimed production houses in Bollywood and having been associated woth one of its projects has indeed been an honour to say the least.

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HIP: Fawad Khan also has a cameo appearance in the film. How does it feel to have a fellow Pakistani actor in the same film?

IA: It feels wonderful! Even though Fawad and I don’t share screen space, since his part is completely different from mine, but it adds more connectivity to the project, especially if it’s in another industry.

Fawad plays a very interesting role and he has done a brilliant job in executing it. And I’ve always been very optimistic about promoting the trade of talent and bringing two countries closer, through whatever means it may be. So there’s more positive and enthusiastic synergy this time!

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HIP: How come you agreed to do a short role in the film? Do you think that will restrict the kind of roles you’ll be offered in the future?

IA: When you’ll get to know more about the guest appearances in the film, you’ll actually be shocked. All top-notch actors have been roped in for cameo roles and everybody has their own bit. All of our characters’ facets are unique and separate. Even if you look at cinema history worldwide, legends have been seen in short cameo appearances. They always seem to add more excitement to a fun project.

In my previous films, Creature 3D and Janisaar and in my forthcoming movies, I have played central roles and tend to continue doing that. So I think we now need to wake up to new trends, it’s not about typecasting oneself, but it’s actually about adding exposure and variation to what one has done so far!

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HIP: What other projects are you currently up to?

IA: Well I’m doing the sequel of my serial, Khuda Aur Mohabbat. I have signed another serial in Pakistan that is being directed by Farooq Rind and the script is written by Khalil ur Rehman Qamar. I have signed another film here in India and I’ve signed a movie in Pakistan as well.

For now, I wish to keep details under wraps since you’re never too sure about what you’re doing until the makers officially announce it, but I can assure you that all the projects that I’m doing will be bigger from what my fans are expecting from me!

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HIP: Have you ever faced visa issues, and what is your take on the trade of talent?

IA: Once I had been offered a film that was supposed to be shot in Sirinagar, and the authorities didn’t allow me to travel there and that’s the only time I faced visa issues and had to let go of that project. And this one time the process took a little longer then it usually does and I was a bit late for Creature 3D’s promotions. Actors are peaceful beings and I think they’re no borders for art.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the Indian government, who has let us shoot wherever the schedule demanded. I for one, am here due to my work and to spread positivity and peace as much as I can.

HIP: Intimacy for Bollywood is very natural. Are you open to what the script demands?

IA: Well if it’s an inevitable requirement of the project, then I believe in today’s time and age, we need to be a bit open to a certain extent. I cannot and will not do anything that will disappoint my fans in Pakistan, but even if you look at Pakistani drama serials, things have started to change. You can see a lot happening in Pakistani films as well, so I don’t think we should blame India for that only.

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