Pakistani Actor, Imran Abbas Says 'Aashiqui 2' Was Offered To Him, Reveals Rejecting Bollywood Hits

'Ae Dil Hai Mushkil' actor, Imran Abbas recently revealed that he was offered many Bollywood blockbuster films like 'Aashiqui 2', 'Ram Leela', 'PK' and more.


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Pakistani Actor, Imran Abbas Says 'Aashiqui 2' Was Offered To Him, Reveals Rejecting Bollywood Hits

Pakistani actor, Syed Imran Abbas Naqvi, popularly known by his stage name Imran Abbas, has made a name for himself with his versatile acting stints and charming personality. The 41-year-old was the lead actor in several Pakistani TV series, including Khuda Aur Muhabbat, Koi Chand Rakh, Thora Sa Haq, Tumhare Husn Ke Naam, and more. 

Along with receiving much appreciation for his acting endeavours in Pakistan, Imran also garnered love in India. He debuted in Bollywood with the 2014 horror film, Creature 3D, opposite Bipasha Basu. He also starred in Jaanisaar, a film by Muzzafar Ali, the director of Umrao Jaan. Imran then played a minor role in 2016, when KJo directed the romantic film, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil.

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Imran Abbas shares that he was offered big Bollywood films like Aashiqui 2, Ram Leela, PK

Recently, the Pakistani actor graced Nida Yasir’s show, Shan-e-Suhoor, and talked about the various aspects of his professional front. While conversing with the host, Imran talked about the big Bollywood films that were once offered to him and he eventually rejected them. He said that Aditya Roy Kapur’s Aashiqui 2 was offered to him initially and then he was offered a role in Ram Leela. Moreover, he revealed that even Sushant Singh Rajput’s role as ‘Sarfaraz’ in PK was offered to him. In his words:

“Career wise main peeche mud ke dekhta hun, Aashiqui jaise film chodh di, sab kehte hai, ‘Aashiqui chodh di, itni badi film, aree Ram Leela tumne keh diya ki unko.’ PK mein ho Sarfaraz wala role tha, Heeramandi jo abhi inki film aa rahi hai Sanjay Leela Bhansali ki, wo toh maine mana nahi ki thi, shelf ho gayi thi. Guzaarish ek film thi.”

Imran Abbas shares he was the only one to get an official offer for Aashiqui 2

Further in the conversation, Imran mentioned that nowadays every other actor claims that they were offered Aashiqui 2. However, he said that one could ask Mahesh Bhatt to confirm that the only official offer was sent to him. Imran added that people often try to make him realise that he left a film as big as Aashiqui 2, only to debut with Creature 3D. Sharing his feelings on the same, the Pakistani actor said:

“Aashiqui sabse bada project tha. Ab toh har koi keh raha hota hai ki mujhe bhi Aashiqui offer huyi, aap Mahesh Bhatt se jake pooch lijiye that the only official offer made by the director, Mohit Suri and the producer, wo sirf mujhe hi unhone ki thi. Lekin log mujhe ehsaas dilane ki kosish karte hai ki ye kya kar diya, wo toh itni badi film thi aur kaunsi film kar ke aa gaye, wo itni hit nahi huyi. Bhai please aap mujhe depress karne ki kosish na karein, main nahi hounga.”

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When Imran Abbas talked about his friendship with Bollywood biggies

Previously, on Footprints, Imran Abbas talked about his experience of working in India. The Pakistani actor revealed that he had received numerous offers from big Indian production houses such as Yash Raj Films, Dharma Production, Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Raj Kumar Santoshi, T-Series, Tips, and Raj Kumar Hirani for being the lead actor in their films. Moreover, he also recalled how he made good friends in India including Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Imran then reminisced about his time in Mumbai and said:

“Mujhe toh bohot accha laga. Mere bohot pyaare dost hai udhar. Sanjay Leela Bhansali is my very dear friend. Mona Kapoor, jo ki Boney Kapoor ki ex-wife thi, wo meri rakhi bandhan behen thi. I made so many of my friends, mere khyaal se mere best friends India mein hi hai abhi. Toh mujhe toh Bombay jake bohot homely feel aaya tha.”

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