October 23, 2012 · 0 Comments
Imran Khan will soon be seen playing Man Friday to veteran actor Pankaj Kapur in his forthcoming film by Vishal Bhardwaj.
He will essay a tough Haryanvi in the film. And the man behind the cameras to give the Bandra boy the quintessential Haryanvi diction and attitude is New Delhi-based theatre coach NK Sharma.
Our source says, `Bhardwaj requested his good friend Sharma to coach Imran into the perfect Haryanvi male. He tutored him for days and also made sure that he had the right body language before he went on the sets.
Being a perfectionist, Imran didn’t want to leave any stone unturned to get his act right.` Imran incidentally had to reside in Delhi for a month to get his body language and accent right.
Didn’t want to play ‘Matru’?
The actor initially had apprehensions about essaying a Haryanvi lad in Vishal Bhardwaj’s film
Our sources also say that so tensed was Imran at the prospect of playing a Haryanvi lad that the day after he signed Bhardwaj’s film, he paid a visit to the director to opt out of the project.
Our source says, `Being a Mumbai boy, Imran obviously had no clue how to speak like someone from Haryana. He had initially said yes for the film. However, after the first day of reading the script, he realised it was not going to be his cup of tea.`
Imran tells us, `It’s true that I first thought I had made a mistake by agreeing to do the film. I went to Vishal sir to ask him to cast someone else. But thankfully, he didn’t budge and I finally became a part of the film.`
By Web Editor