STAR­DOM DOESN’T MO­TI­VATE IM­RAN

Ac­tor Im­ran Khan says that he is not fond of be­ing in the lime­light

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - An­juri Na­yar Singh an­juri. na­yar@ hin­dus­tan­times. com

To me, the only thing that mat­ters is the film­mak­ing process. And as a by-prod­uct, you be­come fa­mous

Im­ran Khan, ac­tor

Ac­tor Im­ran Khan (right) says that it is only the process of film­mak­ing that in­ter­ests him and not the fame that ac­com­pa­nies it. The 32-year-old says that un­like many of his con­tem­po­raries, he is not fond of be­ing in the lime­light. “My rea­son for work­ing are dif­fer­ent than that of a lot of other peo­ple. A lot of peo­ple work for fame. They do movies, so­cial ap­pear­ances and are very ac­tive on Twit­ter and In­sta­gram. Across a va­ri­ety of media, peo­ple work and do things to bol­ster your star­dom. That is their per­sonal star­dom. That doesn’t at­tract me. To me, the only in­ter­est­ing thing is the process of mak­ing a movie. And as a byprod­uct, you be­come recog­nis­able and fa­mous. But that is not my mo­ti­va­tion,” he says.

The ac­tor adds that he only wants to use his star­dom to pro­mote his projects and noth­ing else. “When I was on a break, I stayed out of ev­ery­thing. I didn’t have peo­ple send­ing out sto­ries. I was not giv­ing in­ter­views. It serves the pur­pose of pro­mot­ing my films and has no other value per­son­ally,” says Im­ran, who was last seen in Katti Batti, af­ter a gap of two years.

Im­ran says that he is not some­one who doesn’t think about work once he is home. “The sec­ond my work is done, my phone goes off, as I have no in­ter­est in talk­ing about movies and work af­ter that. I am very clear about sep­a­rat­ing my per­sonal life from my work,” he says.

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