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Always wanted fame: Irrfan Khan

Always wanted fame: Irrfan Khan
Irrfan, known as one of the best performers in the country, says as a child his only motive was to become famous and change people’s perception towards him.

‘I just wanted to become somebody. I wanted to change the perception of people towards me. That was the basic reason,’ said the actor, a known name thanks to his work in Namesake, Paan Singh Tomar and Maqbool, to name a few.

The 46-year-old, who was speaking at the launch of author Vikas Swarup’s book
The Accidental
Apprentice, added: ‘Initially, I wanted to become famous — be it a player or whatever. But I didn’t get any support from my family.’

Irrfan states that the wide open field that acting is led him to pursue a career in Bollywood.

‘When I was a kid, I used to think that there are 11 players (in cricket), so there is a limitation. Then I thought actors can be many, there is no limit and you have to work on yourself as there is nobody to choose you and your talent can become a weapon. So, that’s how I chose acting,’ he said.

Irrfan will soon be seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Sahib, Biwi Aur Gangster Returns.
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