Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Imran Khan burst on the Bollywood scene in 2008 with Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. He became an instant success as the lovable boy-next-door, Jai Singh Rathore aka Rats. However, just a few years later, he quit acting and disappeared from the public eye. His last release was Katti Batti in 2015.As Imran turns 38 on Wednesday, here is looking back at his surprisingly candid Ask Me Anything session on Reddit in 2014, which, when viewed in retrospect, perhaps hinted at his intention to give up life in the spotlight. He fielded questions on a variety of topics, from nepotism to what happens at Bollywood parties.
One Reddit user asked, “From the interviews I have seen, you seem like one of the few actors who are not completely consumed by Bollywood. You seem to be in touch with the real world. Do you make a conscious effort to keep in touch with the outside world? Also, do you consider yourself an 'insider' in the industry?”