I’ve built my career on first-time directors: Imran Khan

“I’ve never had the chance to work with big directors. I’ve built my career on first-time directors – whether it is Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na or Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.

“Every hit film that I have done in my career has been made by a first-time director. When I have worked with established directors, those films have not worked,” Imran told a media person.
He also said that he’s ‘more comfortable’ working with people who are “closer to my age and people whose sensibilities are similar to mine”.

Imran will be seen in comedy thriller Katti Batti, directed by Kal Ho Naa Ho director Nikhil Advani.
Why then work with an established director this time?

Imran justified his choice of Katti Batti by saying: “I have done work that I know I am happy with. I have made a film that I am very proud of. Whether others will like it or not it’s not in my hand.
“I’ve made some films which I disliked quite a bit and I’m very ashamed of, and people would have come up to me and said, ‘I love the film. It’s such a wonderful film.’ 

“For me, Katti Batti is one of those rare films which I can look up and say that ‘I’m proud of this’,” the 32-year-old said, who is now a father. 

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