New Delhi: Bollywood actor Imran Khan said that he is proud to have worked in a film like Katti Batti.
"I've never had the chance to work with big directors. I've built my career on first-time directors -whether it is Jaane Tu...Ya Jaane Na (Abbas Tyrewala), Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu (Shakun Batra), I Hate Luv Storys (Punit Malhotra) or Mere Brother Ki Dulhan (Ali Abbas Zafar). Every hit film that I have done in my career has been made by a first-time director. When I have worked with established directors, those films have not worked," Imran told IANS.
"I am more comfortable working with people who are closer to my age and people whose sensibilities are similar to mine," added Imran.
Imran will soon be seen in Nikhil Advani's Katti Batti.
Regarding his role in Katti Batti, Imran said: "I have done work that I know I am happy with. I have made a film that I am very proud of. Whether others will like it or not, is not in my hand. I've made some films which I disliked quite a bit and I'm very ashamed of them, and people would have come up to me and said, 'I love the film. It's such a wonderful film'."
"There are enough films that I'm not proud of at all. So, you never know what people will like or they will dislike. If anyone is honest, they cannot say that they are proud of every film that they make. Nobody can be. For me, Katti Batti is one of those rare films which I can look up and say that 'I'm proud of this'," added Imran.
The Luck actor also said that that he has "always tried to be" choosy about his roles.
"Obviously that has not worked out well! More than being choosy about roles, I need to trust my gut. So far it has never happened that I've made a brilliant film and that film flops. Whatever films of mine have failed, I've always felt that those films were not good," said Imran.
"Sometimes you go with a big and successful director and trust them. You always feel like maybe he knows better than me, so I should not say anything, and then those films have not gone on to do well. It means I need to trust my gut more," he added.
Regarding his Katti Batti co-star Kangana Ranaut, Imran said: "Kangana is one of those people, who takes her work so seriously that it commands respect."(Also Read: Kangana Ranaut Has a Break-Up Line That Gave Someone a Major Burn)
Katti Batti is scheduled to release on September 18.