Imran Khan takes criticism in his stride

The Mere Brother Ki Dulhan actor didn’t run for cover when he was told that his film was this year’s worst release so far

What was supposed to be just another weekend movie outing with his wife Avantika turned out to be a rude reality check for Imran Khan. Reading bad reviews for a film in the papers is one thing, but having someone walk up to you in person and rubbishing it is another deal altogether. Our source was one of those people who saw MBKD, after being impressed by Imran Khan’s Delhi Belly act. Of course, both movies are very different from each other; as a result, our friend came out of the theatre an unhappy man. So when he bumped into the MBKD actor at a suburban multiplex, he decided to give Imran a reality check. Our man chose not to mince words and told Imran that “MBKD was the worst film of the year and it worked just because people didn’t have anything better to watch.” He added, “You should at least change your hairstyle in your films – you look the same in every movie of yours.” Much to the surprise of our friend, Imran apologised, saying that he could not please everyone and that he was still learning the ropes. About his hairstyle, he said that he couldn’t change it because he was shooting for both films almost simultaneously. We appreciate Imran’s grounded nature and hope he does films that will win him appreciation from hard-nosed critics as well. Like our buddy, who is still glowing with his feat of catching a star!