Is Imran Khan the next gay icon of Bollywood?

Updated: May 01, 2010, 16:19 PM IST

Spicezee Bureau

Mumbai: Avantika must be a worried lady ever since her fiancé Imran Khan’s shirtless picture got published in various newspapers.

The shirtless pictures were a part of Karan Johar’s latest venture ‘I Hate Luv Storys’ photo shoot. News has it that now Dharma productions is flooded with non-stop calls from gay fans across the nation, requesting autographed pictures of the star.

Talking to a news daily, a source from Dharma productions said, “For three days now, we have been getting weird calls from various people who seem to have been so impressed by Imran’s shirtless pictures that they insist he’s the next gay icon. Some of them said he’s turning out to be the sex symbol they’ve been waiting for. We’ve got so many requests for the same picture, with his autograph. We are trying to do something about it, but we’re waiting for Karan to come back to Mumbai first.”

Imran was oblivious of any such reports and said, “I haven’t received any such calls yet so I don’t know if I am the next gay icon. But if I can capture the male audience as well as the female audience, it’s all the better for me.”

When enquired about the requests for autographed photos, “Yes, I have been asked to sign a lot of pictures. I think they could be for the gay community, but I didn’t get into the details. The marketing department asked me to sign, so I signed,” an unpretentious Imran said.