The chocolate boy of B-town Imran Khan has essentially played urban characters. Be it a village boy or college student, Imran has always been able to look his character perfectly on screen. Next he will be seen in gangster avatar in 'Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai Again' (OUATIMA). In fact this is the first time he will be playing a Muslim character.
Our reliable birdies reveal that the actor had done a lot of research on his look. Besides, he interacted with people from the under belly of the city. Interestingly, to keep the authenticity of his character, Imran has used clothes from his own wardrobe.
Said a source, "He is leaving no stone unturned. He plays a Muslim character for the first time, and to perform the role to his best, Imran got his stylist to incorporate the look of a common Muslim man. He's used some of his own Pathani suits, since they fit the character. He worked closely with his stylist because being a Muslim himself, he wanted to get every detail right."
Imran even grew a moustache for the film, although he had the option of using a fake one. Earlier he had grown beard for 'Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola'. The source added, "He asked his uncle Aamir Khan's driver to take him to Dongri to understand the lifestyle and mannerisms of the Muslims living there. During Eid last year, he went to Mohammad Ali Road to get a feel of being among the locals and to research his look."
In an earlier interview, Imran had said, "OUATIMA is not only set in a certain area but is also a period film. We can make the characters and era believable only with pre-planning and homework."