Imran Khan: It’s all good business!

From Delhi Belly‘s rebel rocker back to the chocolate boy he started off with, Aamir Khan’s nephew opts for back-to-back romcoms. The audiences may not approve, but it keeps the money flowing in

Even before Imran Khan’s latest love story Mere Brother Ki Dulhan is released, promotions for his next, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, with Kareena Kapoor, are gaining momentum. The only – and very small – problem we see in this is that it all seems to be much of a muchness, with two romantic comedies following one soon after the other and both with our hero-jaan Immi in an almost-same avatar. Before Delhi Belly, the young actor romanced Sonam Kapoor (I Hate Luv Storys) and Deepika Padukone (Break Ke Baad). While the Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Naa star insists that they are ‘different’ love stories, the truth is, they all are essentially the tale of boy-meets-girl-and-what-happens-after. So does it seem as if the actor is fixated on the genre? If it does, we can tell you why. Imran will not say it, but his tryst with edgy roles in Kidnap and Luck did not suit his guy-next-door image. We are certain that’s the reason he moved to rom-coms. One, the style flatters Imran’s chilled out persona and cutesy looks. Two, working in love stories keeps his cash registers ringing and strengthens his popularity quotient. Three, it’s an opportunity to hone his acting skills as well, since he insists that he himself is not particularly romantic and his version of funny has a lot of irony mixed into it. Though we love the cool dude and his down-to-earth attitude, wethinks Imran does need lessons in expressing sweet love in front of the camera. And wethinks this stint of lovey-dovey coochie-coo will not only prepare him for better (read performance oriented) roles in the future, but make for some competition for frenemy Ranbir Kapoor. But will IK run around the famous Bollywood tree? Who knows, but we will be sure to ask him next time we speak!