Imran Khan's last film 'Katti Batti' with Kangana Ranaut was a cold turkey at the box office. After delivering back-to-back flops there was a ray of hope when Ali Abbas Zafar offered him a role in his upcoming film 'Sultan'. But looks like the actor is seriously run out of some luck.
As per a 9XE report Imran was in consideration for a pivotal part in 'Sultan'. Director Ali Abbas Zaffar, who gave Imran one of the few hits of his career, 'Mere Brother Ki Dulhan' was in talks with him. Further the report says that things didn't work in his favour when the details were discussed with producer Aditya Chopra.
9XE quoted a source as saying, "Adi felt that Imran wouldn't be able to bring the rugged intensity the part requires. Although clips of 'Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola' were also brought up (Imran had played a Haryanvi in MKBKM in the same region where Sultan is going to be set), the talks didn't culminate in Imran's favour." Rumours suggest that Ayushmann Khurrana might step into his shoes now.