Published On: Thu, Jan 7th, 2016

Imran Abbas was offered a role in Fitoor



Veteran director Karan Johar’s upcoming film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil (ADHM) is featuring two Pakistani heartthrobs Imran Abbas and Fawad Khan. While this would not be Imran Abbas’s initial flick in Bollywood. Presently months later than scoring a cameo in Karan Johar’s ADHM, there are rumors that Imran was also offered for the lead negative role in Fitoor which is casting Katrina Kaif, Aditya Roy Kapur.

Imran has affirmed it in an interview that yes he was offered for the role in Fitoor but he wasAe Dil Hai Mushkil not permitted to go into Indian-held Kashmir. His words were as, “Abhishek Kapoor (director of Fitoor) offered me a role in his film but I wasn’t allowed to go to Srinagar where the shoot took place,”

Imran further revealed that they waited for him and put the movie on hold, “The team waited for me for a couple of months as my passport was on hold since Pakistanis are barred from entering that territory.”

There were many visa issues for Imran and the production team also decided to alter the site for his scenes but it did not happen. He continued by saying that “A shooting spell involving Katrina and me was delayed for four, five months. Unfortunately, things didn’t work out,”

Imran was telling about his character in the film, “It was a really good role. Abhishek himself is a very good director so I couldn’t say no to him.”

He further revealed that firstly he was cast opposite Rekha then she was replaced by Tabu. “After Abhishek met me in person, he decided to change my role to a bigger character named Bilal that has a longer track in the film.”

Imran’s role had to film in Srinagar that’s why he could not go there. Fitoor is going to release on 12 February.


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Sidra Muntaha

- Sidra Tul Muntaha is a journalist (MA-Mass Communication and M.Phil in Mass Communication) based in Lahore. She is working as an editor at fashion, style and entertainment in the section of the Kooza. She writes fashion and entertainment articles for The Kooza News.

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