Actor Irrfan Khan is someone who hasn’t given up his complete earnestness, especially in his interviews, over the years. He doles out some witty responses, each filled with innocence and honesty at times, which many shy away from. He not only impresses with his brilliance on screen but also with his magic of words off it. In a candid chat with The Times of India, the National Award-winning global star talked about Hollywood, working with Tom Hanks and his upcoming Bollywood movie ‘Madaari’.
There is no doubt that Irrfan Khan has given us enough reasons to be proud. Adding another feather to his cap is the fact that he will be next seen in ‘Inferno’ alongside Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks. Speaking about working with Hanks, Irrfan looked very pleased and sang praises for the director, “He brings out a very interesting point of view when he’s doing a character. He’s very daring. He seems like a gifted actor but he’s actually a born actor. We never discussed acting technique with him. I used to observe,” he said. When further asked about remaking Bollywood films in the west, he said, “I think there are films in Hindi film industry which are at par with the international standards but if there is one film that can be made in Hollywood then it’s ‘Piku’. He also sang praises of how Alia Bhatt is someone who would shine in the west and has the potential to be an international star, “Alia is gifted, she is a born actress.” Throwing some light on his next film ‘Madaari’, Irrfan shared an interesting anecdote, “They couldn’t find any titles for the film so I took it on myself to come up with an apt title. I stayed up all night to find a perfect one. I made a list and presented it to the makers.” Speaking further about the film he said that the director Nishikant Kamat had done a great job and ‘Madaari’ is a different and interesting story. “He is a normal guy who doesn’t want to invite any conflict and is complying with whatever is there in the system. He just wants to take care of his immediate problems,” he said explaining his character in the film.
When asked about the character that have stayed with him until now and his plans to do a romantic film in his career, Irrfan cheekily named most of his films stating that he has learnt something or the other from every character, “There are many – ‘Namesake’, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, ‘Piku’, ‘Lunchbox’, ‘Life in a Metro’ – basically I picked up something or the other from each character, but ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ and ‘Piku’ are two characters that have stayed with me and about that romantic film, I am doing a film which is humorous and very romantic and after that I will do only romantic films,” he added laughing.