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03-22-2012, 03:30 PM #1
Prateik Babbar's loss is Imran Khan's gain
Bollywood's chocolate boy Imran Khan has been on cloud nine after back to back hits 'Delhi Belly', 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan' and 'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu'. Now he has another reason to rejoice as he will be working with critically acclaimed director Tigmanshu Dhulia whose latest venture 'Paan Singh Tomar' has been applauded in national and international circuits.
According to the latest reports Imran Khan is replacing Prateik Babbar, who was Tigmanshu's original choice when he planned the movie two years ago.
Prateik is bound to be heart-broken by the replacement, since he like Imran had started his career with Aamir Khan Production's 'Jane Tu Ya Janne Naa' around 4 years ago.
The decision to rope in Imran has been taken by the producers as they are worried about Prateik's flop streak. Apart from plummeting at the box-office, Prateik's 'Ekk Deewana Tha', 'My Friend Pinto' and 'Aarakshan' have also marred his career.
Prateik had shown promise in 'Jane Tu Ya Janne Naa' and earned accolades for his performance in 'Dhobi Ghat'. Moreover, he had big banners like Aarakshan and Ek Deewana Tha in the pipeline and hence was considered for the part.
Since Prateik's career is spiraling the producers thought of bringing in a more bankable star on board.
"So after a couple of Prateik's films not working well, they thought of casting a more bankable actor in the lead.
And since Imran has been confirmed for the sequel of Milan Luthria's upcoming gangster film, Ekta thought he would be suitable for Dhulia's film as well," reveals our informer.