He is quick to add that he’d never agreed to be a part of Anand L Rai’s Hindi remake of RS Prasanna's Tamil hit, Kalyana Samayal Saadham, which now features Kartik Aaryan and Shruti Haasan. “I was offered the part in early 2014. I had seen the original and liked it but since it was being made in Hindi, the setting had to be changed. I asked them to come back with a Hindi script. That never happened. They simply announced that I was doing the film with Shruti (Haasan). I opted out of it in mid-2015,” he explains.
Ask him about his last screen outing, Katti Batti, which didn’t do too well and Imran says that it got him more respect and credibility as an actor than any other film he’s done. “People went to watch it thinking it was a Kangana Ranaut film, but came out praising my performance. For me, it was a win-win situation. I have no control over the box office, I really liked the film,” he concludes.