A throwback video clip of Prime Minister Imran Khan that has taken the internet by storm since yesterday shows him being interviewed live on an Indian TV show during which he admits that he was once offered a role in a Bollywood film by the late Indian actor Dev Anand.
“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 films. In fact, he even turned up in England to request me, but I was puzzled,” said Khan in the video.
Reluctant at first, Khan gave in to pressure from the host and revealed the name of the actor who had offered him the role.
”Okay, it was Dev Anand, who in my time was very well known.” Khan revealed, adding that “For me it’s strange, to think that just because I’m a cricketer, doesn’t mean I can be an actor as well. It doesn’t make sense to me. Ismail Merchant also once asked me to act in a film, but again I was puzzled because I can’t act.”
This incident was also mentioned in Dev Anand’s autobiography, “Romancing with Life”, published in 2007.
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