Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na star Imran Khan has been away from the media glare for a very long time. The last film where he was seen in the lead role was Katti Batti alongside Kangana Ranaut which released in 2015 and since then, the actor seemed to have vanished. Recently, his close friend Akshay Oberoi revealed that he has quit acting but also said that he might take up writing and direction as his career choice. After this revelation, the internet couldn't keep calm as it became a hot topic in tinsel town. Nevertheless, Avantika Malika's father and Imran's father-in-law, Ranjev Malik was asked the same and he didn't contradict Oberoi's statement and he confirmed that Imran indeed has left acting.
"Honestly, it's Imran's personal decision and it's not my domain either. But yes, Imran was always inclined towards direction right from the days he went to a film school. And well, he's working on it and will make it happen," he told ETimes. He revealed that one of the issues between Imran and Avantika was that he wanted to leave acting while Avantika wanted him to pursue it. Her father said that Imran somehow made peace with himself that he will take up a film as an actor when he finds a terrific role to play and his daughter pushed Imran to continue his acting career. That's not it, if not acting, Avantika at least wanted Imran to produce films which will have him in the lead.
Ranjev also mentioned that Imran did not discuss before quitting his acting career as he doesn’t like to interfere in his career moves.
Imran Khan and Avantika Malik dated for 8 years before taking the plunge in 2011. The two got married in a private ceremony. However, after years of togetherness, the couple decided to call it quits in May 2019. The couple shares a beautiful baby girl, Imara. ALSO READ: Imran Khan's Gorgeous Estranged Wife Avantika Makes Heartbreaking Post; Says: 'You Are Not Defined By A Person's Inability To Love You'
Image source: Instagram/imrankhan
They say the best things in life are free! India’s favourite music channels 9XM, 9X Jalwa, 9X Jhakaas & 9X Tashan are available Free-To-Air. Make a request for these channels from your Cable, DTH or HITS operator.