Imran Khan said Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara was marketed as a gangster film, but he always saw it as a tragic romance.
Imran Khan has been revisiting his films and sharing interesting details about them on his Instagram since last month. On Saturday, September 16, it was the turn of the 2013 gangster drama Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara, which also starred Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles.
“Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara (that’s the official spelling, zoom in on the poster if you don’t believe me) was a tricky film. It was perceived and marketed as a gangster film, but I had it always seen as a gangster film. a tragic romance; even though the characters are gangsters, the plot is entirely driven by the love story, not cops versus robbers,” wrote Aamir’s nephew Khan.
He explained how he took inspiration from the looks of Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff in their 80s films for his character, adding, “I was excited about the retro vibe of the film and took a lot of inspiration from it. style examples of Anil Kapoor. (Mashaal) and Jackie Shroff (Baap Numbri Beta Dus Numbri) in their 80s glory. I grew my sideburns and mustache in an attempt to be authentic, but it wasn’t not the case.”
The Delhi Belly actor continued, “While I was initially supposed to finish shooting for this film in January 2013 and start shooting for Gori Tere Pyaar Mein the following month, the schedules stretched to August the same year and we were still on set filming scenes two weeks before release! This meant that after shooting about 30% of my scenes, I had to shave and get a haircut in order to start GTPM, and complete the rest of OUATIM with hair extensions, false sideburns and a glued film. Mustache, it’s easy to catch, now that we’re looking for it!’.
Talking about his co-stars Akshay and Sonakshi, Imran concluded, “The film wasn’t very well received when it released, and I took most of the blame, but that never tarnished the affection I felt for my teammates. Akshay Kumar was the definition of cool movie star, and he’s probably the strongest human being I’ve met in real life, this guy’s forearms are as thick as my calves, seriously. And I loved Sonakshi from day one. Fearless and unbridled as an actor, and completely devoid of any conceit.”
Once Upon Ay Time In Mumbai Dobaara was the sequel to the 2010 hit film Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai, which starred Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Prachi Desai and Randeep Hooda in the lead roles. Both films were directed by Milan Luthria.
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