Imran Khan was at the top of the game when he married his long-standing girlfriend Avantika Malik in 2011. He was being offered tempting leads in big-budget films, and not because he was Aamir Khan’s nephew.
Soon after the marriage and fatherhood, his career fell apart in a way that’s inexplicable, but not uncommon. It was the lull in Imran Khan’s career after his marriage that seems to have killed this beautiful couple’s togetherness.
For a while, Imran claimed he was on paternity leave, enjoying his work-free time with his newly-born daughter. After a year or so of papa pictures in the social media, the excuses dried up. It was eminently clear to all that this not-unpromising young actor wasn’t getting any work.
A friend of the couple says, “You have to understand that Imran has not worked in any film since the thundering flop Katti Batti in 2015. To simply hang around the house playing papa, attending parties with his high-profile wife and give an occasional response to social issues on Twitter is not a healthy way to keep a marriage going.”
Sources say Imran’s dead-end career has killed his marriage. The couple has apparently taken a mutual break from their marriage to see where it goes.
A director who has worked with Imran says over-choosiness did his career in. “You are wrong to think Imran stopped getting offers. He was getting his share of films. But he turned them down. He was looking for roles that would further his skills as an actor. In the bargain, he lost many assignments and then the offers stopped coming as news spread that he didn’t want to work.”