Press Trust of India
October 16, 2012 22:30 IST
Imran Khan praised Vishal Bharadwaj for being a calm and composed person and guiding him for his performance
Actor Imran Khan, who will be seen
in a rustic avatar for the first time in director Vishal
Bharadwaj's Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola wanted to back out of
the movie, after he failed to deliver Haryanvi dialogues.
"While we were doing script reading for the first time I
was unable to deliver dialogues in Haryanvi. It was all not
easy at all. I felt I made a mistake by agreeing to do this
film. I felt I should back out," he told reporters here.
"I told director Vishal Bharadwaj that I won't be able to
do this. It was he who convinced me to do it. He had faith in
me when I did not have faith in myself," he said.
Imran had to work on his Haryanvi and his uncle Aamir
Khan had advised him.
"I remember Aamir telling me that I should go to Haryana
for six months, so that I get things in a more right and
appropriate way. It was not feasible. Also, during Jaane Tu
Yaa Jaane Naa he had told me to travel across India in a bus
for a year. It was Abbas Tyrewala who told this was not
possible and that we should start shooting soon," Imran said.
"The role I am playing in this film is different from
what I have done earlier. We prepared for almost
two-and-half-months. I feel the more we rehearse and prepare
for the film, the better we perform," he said.
Imran praised Vishal Bharadwaj for being a calm and
composed person and guiding him for his performance.
"I wanted to see the character of Matru in Imran. We did
several tests on his appearance and finally got him in this
overgrown beard," Bharadwaj said.
The movie which is scheduled to release on January 11,
2013, stars Anushka Sharma opposite Imran, besides Pankaj
Kapoor and Shabana Azmi among others.