Imran Khan One Friday changes equations. This holds true for the lead actors of any and every film. One Hit and the industry is back at your doorstep. One failure and the sms-es also stop. With I Hate Luv Storys fetching an excellent start at the box-office, the industry seems to have re-discovered Imran Khan and Sonam Kapoor. The two youngsters, who haven't had a smooth ride professionally, are the flavour of the season currently. Everyone's suddenly looking at Imran and Sonam with wide eyes.
While Sonam's Aisha is already being discussed [the promos have created a positive buzz], Imran will have to wait for a few months for his next release, Break Ke Baad, which is slated for 26th November release.
Like I Hate Luv Story, Break Ke Baad, produced by Kunal Kohli, is also a love story and what's more, is helmed by a first-time director, Danish Aslam. In fact, if you look at Imran's body of work, you will notice that whenever he has worked with first-time directors, the film has proved a success. Recall Abbas Tyrewala's Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na and now Punit Malhotra's I Hate Luv Story, while films helmed by established directors like Sanjay Gadhvi (Kidnap) and Soham Shah (Luck) failed to create magic at the box-office.
Danish had assisted Kunal Kohli on films like Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic and Fanaa and worked with Yash Raj Films on Ta Ra Rum Pum and Salaam Namaste. Will Break Ke Baad , also helmed by a new director, prove lucky for Imran? Will it be a hat-trick with first-time directors, we will know on 26th November.