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The Young Gun

One could say Imran Khan (28) had a bit of a head start in the Indian Film Industry by the time he was conceived. Nephew to the inimitable actor Aamir Khan and director Mansoor Khan; grandson of producer and director Nasir Hussain — Imran was acting since the age of five in films such Qayamat se Qayamat Tak and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander (playing a young Aamir in both films). In 2008, he made his debut as the lead actor inJaane Tu Ya Jaane Na.., proving he had plenty of his own talent to add to the Khan arsenal. Imran slowly but surely began carving his niche in the industry with films like Kidnap,Break Ke Baad and the wildly popular Delhi Belly (which finally saw him break away from his good-boy-in-a-checked-shirt image). This year, Imran demonstrated a spark of his uncle’s political conscience; when he launched a PIL against the government’s decision to prohibit the sale of alcohol for people below 25 years. Speaking on the issue, he said, “There’s a tendency to look at young people as irresponsible, as idiots. As people who cannot be trusted to take their own decisions. This law didn’t make any sense to me at the fundamental level. You’re saying that at 18 I can vote, I can choose the government of the country. I can marry and have children. I can join the army, you’ll give me a gun and I can kill people, you’ll risk my life to protect the country. You’ll let me drive, I can run over anyone. But you’ll not let me drink.” Taking his image as a youth icon a step further, Imran also conducts voter campaigns annually to encourage young people to exercise their vote.

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