I don’t regret not doing films for a while, says ‘Katti Batti’ actor Imran Khan

MUMBAI(PTI): Actor Imran Khan, who was away from Bollywood for over a year, said he does not regret the break that he took to spend time with his family.

Imran was last seen in Gori Tere Pyaar Mein opposite Kareena Kapoor Khan.

“I do not regret the time being away from films. I am glad that I got this break. In the last one-and-half-years, I was with my family, as my wife was pregnant and then our baby was born. There is nothing that would make me give up from being away with my family. I was happy being with my family,” Imran said at the trailer launch of his upcoming film Katti Batti.

“I am happy I got to do this film (Katti Batti). It has made me satisfied, happy and fulfilled. This film is very close to my heart,” he said.

The last few films that Imran did — Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, Once Upon A Time In Mumbai 2 did not do well at the box office.

“I don’t have any expectations from my film. There is no way to know what will happen. I had best experience while doing this film (Katti Batti). Whatever happens, I will always be proud of this film,” Imran said.

Imran, who is paired opposite Kangana Ranaut in Katti Batti, said he always wanted to work with the actress, though it did not work out earlier.

“It is for the first time we are doing a film, but we had misconnections many times. We had done photo shoot six seven years ago and we hit it off very well and we thought of doing a film together. There was time when she was doing a film and I wouldn’t do that film vice versa,” Imran said.

Talking about Kangana’s role in Katti Batti, he said, “It is a very demanding and tricky role…very few actresses can do it. I feel no other actress could have done like her and given justice to it like her.”

Nikhil is all praise for the lead actors Imran and Kangana. “Both are good in the film. Payal’s role is unpredictable, volatile, mysterious. I have always felt there is so much more to Kangana than what is explored in films like ‘Gangster’, ‘Fashion’ and others. With ‘Queen’ what (director) Vikas (Bahl) did was amazing. She was the obvious choice,” he said.