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Actor Imran Khan ‘happy’ that his comeback spy thriller is on the shelves. This is why

Actor Imran Khan in a recent interview shared that he was all set to make his comeback in Abbas Tyrewala’s spy thriller. However, the project has been put on the back burner and may be shelved forever. The actor, who has worked in films like ‘Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na’ and ‘Delhi Belly’, said he is actually happy that the project might not materialise.

Speak with Filmmate, Imran Khan shared details about the project and said, “We started talking about it in July last year. Abbas Tyrewala called me out of the blue. I was on vacation in San Francisco and he told me he wrote something great. It was a cool story and he asked me to do it together. The project was in early development at Hotstar. This was before the takeover. The latter part of last year, Hotstar was merged with Jio and somewhere within all this, that project felt left behind.

He then added, “All that’s said and done… that thing went into limbo and it doesn’t look like it’s going to come back to life. I’m glad that thing didn’t come together in the end. Reasoning, he said, “I don’t want to play a character who solves problems with a gun.”

Violence is celebrated in cinema, not just in India but worldwide, something Imran is not happy about. “I have an idea of ​​where film is going worldwide. There is a glorification, fetishization and sexualization of violence that makes me uncomfortable. I grew by watching action movies. My heroes were Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Indiana Jones. But there is a way to portray violence and this is not a matter of morality. Violence and action are a language in cinema, but when we communicate it and portray it in films, there is a way to do it where you feel the weight of it,” he said.

Khan added: “We started making films where heroes just go in and go boom and boom. They make it cool and sexy and that makes me feel uncomfortable.”

Large-scale action films have found a niche in Indian cinema. Some of Indian cinema’s big blockbusters, including the ‘KGF’ franchise, ‘Pushpa’ or ‘Animal’ in Hindi, have been criticized for their glorification of violence.

Published by:

Zinia Bandyopadhyay

Published on:

April 21, 2024