Imran Khan`s shooting pain on Bhardwaj`s film set

Mumbai: For Imran Khan, piercing his ears for his role in ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’ turned out to be a painful experience after his ears became septic.

"To get into the character for `Matru Ki Bijle ka Mandola`, I had to pierce my ears and wear gold studs. But right after few days, I was undergoing tremendous pain as there was some infection that was caused. Unfortunately, I couldn`t wear those studs and I had to wear clip-ons," said Imran who was last seen in ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’.

Imran, 29, will be seen as a rugged Haryanvi in director Vishal Bhardwaj`s comedy ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’. Not only was he asked by the director to beef up his scrawny physique to play the character and to grow a beard, he also had to get his ears pierced since his character wears ear-rings throughout the film. A doctor had to be called on the sets to examine Imran`s ears. And it was discovered that both his ears were festering with raw wounds.

"Vishal Bhardwaj panicked and decided to knock off the ear-rings from Imran`s character. Sensitivity to ear-piercing is quite common when done at a later stage in life. Imran`s ears got really bad and Vishal Bhardwaj told him to take off the earrings and to take a few days off until his ears healed," said a source.

Imran, who is just four years old in the film industry, refused to take the earrings off, but agreed to wear clips on earrings.