Imran Khan's dhoti dilemma

Imran Khan may be more synonymous for his urbane coolness so getting into rustic mode on screen certainly is a challenge for the actor. And that apparently put Imran in a bit of a spot while shooting his next film.

Imran Khan

In his last outing Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola, he had a brush with going desi. In his upcoming film directed by Punit Malhotra, Imran essays a South Indian character. The rom-com has Kareena Kapoor as Imran’s co-star and also stars Shraddha Kapoor.

Imran Khan with Kareena Kapoor
Imran Khan with Kareena Kapoor on the sets of the film

The actor had to apparently shoot in a dhoti for an engagement sequence during the film’s Bangalore schedule. Having not donned the traditional garb earlier, the actor took a while to get it right with unit folks to his rescue.

Says a source, “Imran certainly had a tough time wearing a dhoti. The actors from the South in the film extended a helping hand to him to get it right. The fact that he had to wear it became a talking point on the sets.”

Adds the source, “It was clear that he was a tad uncomfortable in it. Getting the knots right and tucking it well was a nightmare for him. But it all finally went off well with help from the unit folk. Imran and his dhoti woes became the joke of the unit folk.”

Imran’s spokesperson however maintains, “He is unable to recall that he had to wear a dhoti at the shoot. It was shot a while back.” 

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