Interview with Bollywood star Imran Khan

Bollywood megastar Imran Khan returns to the role of Shoaib Khan in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara. In this interview, Khan chats about his character and the importance of ensuring authenticity in the 1980s clothing and design.

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1. Can we expect a different look for you in Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara?

I love playing around with my look and Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara gave me the right opportunity to do so. For the first time, the audience will see me in a new look and character.

2. What is your inspiration for this new look in OUATIMD?

I am highly inspired by the 1980s iconic stars – Anil Kapoor and Jackie Shroff. I love their shoes, hairstyle and moustache. The look in any film is of high importance, as the audience can connect and relate to the particular time period.

Besides, every single detail is very important, like how collars are done and hair is styled. Moreover, it is imperative to convince the audience that the film has actually been set in that time period or the audience will pull out of the film. They will stop believing that it is a 1980s film.

3. What’s your take on the script of OUATIMD?

The script is very cleverly written and extremely witty. Rajat [Aroraa] has done a great job. I love the one-liners in the movie. They are very catchy.

4. OUATIMD is an eagerly anticipated film. Where do you think its appeal lies?

It promises a lot of drama, action and romance. It's a very appealing, entertaining and engaging film, with outstanding music. Complete family viewing assured.

5. You have worked with Milan Luthria, Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, all for the first time. How’s it been?

At the risk of sounding clichéd, I will say that it’s been fantastic. I got along very well with all of them, at a professional and interpersonal level.