I was offered Kangana's role in 'Revolver Rani': Irrfan
Actor Irrfan Khan reveals filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia had offered him to play the titular role in Revolver Rani, which later went to Kangana Ranaut. The 50-year-old actor says he had almost joined the project but did not take up the offer due to "intimate scenes" in the film.
"I was offered the role of a woman in Tigmanshu Dhulia's 'Revolver Rani'. He had offered me Kangana Ranaut's role when he was producing the film. I had made up my mind to do it. But there were some intimate scenes that I thought people will not enjoy," Irrfan said.
"I would love to play a woman on-screen. But I am not ok with intimate scenes as that might put them (audience) off," he adds. The crime-drama which released in 2014 was directed by Sai Kabir and featured Kangana and Vir Das in the lead roles. In his upcoming film, Hindi Medium Irrfan's plays a businessman who owns a saree shop in Delhi's Chandni Chowk.
A scene in the film required Irrfan's character to drape a saree and he learnt the intricacies of draping to make his performance look perfect. "It was a great experience. It was fun," he adds. Also starring Pakistani actor Saba Qamar, Hindi Medium is slated to release on May 12.