Yes, it was Aamir, who gave Imran a great launch pad through Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na, which turned into a big hit besides earning him Filmfare Best Male Debut Award. He kissed the dust after a great start following the debacle of his subsequent films, Kidnap and Luck. The success of I Hate Luv Storys pushed him back to the track but the failures of Break Ke Baad gave the impression that he is an actor of 'few hits and many flops". Then his uncle came to rescue him at a time when he really needed help. Delhi Belly happened.
Aamir, the Perfectionist, came up with Delhi Belly and aggressively promoted it all by himself though he did not act in the film. He did it all for his nephew. And Imran is back again, with the film doing extremely well even after a week into its release. No one can take away the credit from the young actor for the success of the film but one can"t ignore his uncle"s well-crafted plan too.
Aamir has been a sort of saviour for Imran, and this is what uncle and nephew should be.
If you look at Imran Khan"s journey in Bollywood till date, it has been a roller coaster ride. He made a dream start with Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na in 2008 but he has not enjoyed back-to-back hits so far. I"m not undermining his acting skills – he is no doubt a bundle of talent yet he lacks consistency. In spite of the rough journey, he has come a long way – thanks to his big uncle Aamir Khan, who pulls him up when he falls.