Imran Khan says constant comparison with Ranbir Kapoor left ‘bitter aftertaste’ | Bollywood

Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor were the nation’s sweethearts when they made their debut in Jaane Tu… Ya Jaane Na and Saawariya respectively. They also graced the talk show Koffee with Karan and co-hosted award shows together. In a fresh conversation with India Today, Imran is revealing the intense media scrutiny that placed them in competition with one another. (Also read: Imran Khan finally talks about the reason why he split from Avantika: ‘I was handling all of this weight…’)

Imran Khan with Ranbir Kapoor at a film premiere.

What Imran expressedIn the interview, Imran claimed, “It’s regrettable that it would perpetually leave a very disagreeable aftertaste because that’s not how I perceived it and from my discussions with Ranbir back then, he never got into that mindset either.” Unlock exclusive access to the latest updates on India‘s general elections, exclusively on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now! ‘Listen, aisa aisa hua hai…’He additionally mentioned, “My memory of him is that he took the art very earnestly. He is a cinephile. And he also wasn’t involving himself in that matter. This is the juicy stuff they prefer to report about in the gossip columns so it leaves a disagreeable aftertaste but if neither of us are subscribing to it, then it doesn’t dampen that relationship. I remember here and there a few notably nasty things would surface and we would always make it a point to sort of reach out and say ‘Listen, aisa aisa hua hai [this has happened], are we on good terms?’” Earlier this month, Imran had clarified that his reasoning for declining an espionage series is being misinterpreted as criticism for Ranbir Kapoor-led Animal. The Sandeep Reddy Vanga film was a crime action drama that turned out to be one of the highest-earning Hindi films of 2023 despite being described as misogynistic and brutally aggressive by a segment of viewers and reviewers. Imran was last seen in the 2015 film Katti Batti.

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