Has Imran Khan come of age?

The Delhi Belly actor thinks so, since he is being offered more mature roles these days

Since his debut film, Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na, Imran Khan has been playing the urban chocolate boy, keeping it clean and cool for the longest time. He seemed to be sleepwalking through films like Break Ke Baad, I Hate Luv Storys and Mere Brother Ki Dulhan. We remember a friend of ours curtly asking Imran post MBKD to at least change his hairstyle in his films! Then came Delhi Belly…and things changed for good. Though he was playing an urban journo in DB, it was hatke, to say the least – for starters, his look was very different.Thereafter, the chocolate boy transformed into a rugged rogue.

The Khan has been sporting a thick beard for Vishal Bhardwaj’s Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola. He will be seen playing a rookie in Milan Luthria’s period film, Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai 2. Imran will follow that up with another yokel act in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Milan Talkies. He was recently asked about the drastic shift in the choice of roles he has made and explained, “You fit into certain kinds of roles when you are a certain age. I’ve always looked young for my age, but in the past couple of years I have grown up a bit. So now directors see me in a different light. It has very little to do with my choices and more about the offers that are now coming my way.”

Wethinks this is a welcome change and we hope his fans accept him in his new avatar.

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