Irrfan and Kangana were to star in a film, Divine Lovers but there were reports that she declined the role stating she is interested only in solo leads. When asked about it, Irrfan remarked that Kangana had gone out of reach. “Kangana has gone so out of reach, that I will work with her only if I wish to be a heroine. So, if a script comes along wherein she plays the hero and I the heroine, I will do it,” Irrfan had said.
The actor, when told about Irrfan’s comments, said, “Irrfan always teases me. He had once told me two swords could never stay in the same sheath. I couldn’t understand it. But I would like to work with Irrfan sir regardless of whatever role is offered to me.” When told that Kangana called him a legendary actor, the Piku star said, “she is also legendary, it’s her baddappan.”