A video making rounds on social media from an old interview of Imran Khan revealed that the premier was once offered a Bollywood role by late Indian actor Dev Anand, who flew all the way to London to convince Khan.
“You won’t believe it but I was once I asked by a brilliant Indian actor who we all look up to, to act in one of his upcoming film. In fact, he even turned up in England to request me, but I was puzzled.” Imran Khan is quoted as saying in the viral video clip.
Khan did not want to reveal the name of the actor who had given him the offer but was forced by the host to which he confirmed it was Dev Anand.
Khan continued: “But for me, it’s strange. Just because I’m playing cricket, how can I become an actor? It makes no sense to me. In fact, Ismael Merchant once asked me to act in a film. But again, I was always puzzled, how can I act? I couldn’t even act in a school play, forget about going into films.”
The audience and the host agreed on one thing: “Khan looked good enough to act in a Bollywood film.”
Had the premier accepted the offer, he would have been a Bollywood super star in another time and in another life. What do you think? Share your views in comments below!