Will go where good stories take me: Irrfan
With some of the best international projects to his credit, Irrfan has never had a dearth of meaty roles and the actor says he will continue to chase good stories around the globe.
The actor has just finished a Bangladeshi film and a European drama while he awaits the release of his Bollywood project Madaari and Hollywood drama Inferno with Tom Hanks.
“I want to do films everywhere. I am not bound by any place. I can go anywhere to do an interesting film. I just finished shooting a Bangladeshi film and then I am involved with a European film The Songs of Scorpians. I am doing films everywhere,” said Irrfan.
In Bollywood, the 49-year-old actor has reunited with his Mumbai Meri Jaan director Nishikant Kamat for their upcoming film Madaari, where his wife Sutupa Sikdar is also one of the producers. Irrfan developed the story and while looking for a director they zeroed on Kamat, who has established himself as a bankable filmmaker thanks to the success of Force and Drishyam.
“He was still making niche films during Mumbai Meri Jaan. But then he changed his gear and made Force, Drishyam and Lai Bhaari and now he has made Madaari. This film has a story that will suit the masses. We developed the script and we were looking for a director who would do justice to it. We went to Nishikant and he loved the story. This time we brought in the director.” Madaari, is about the power of common man.
“It is one man’s story but through the film we are trying to tell the story of the people in this country, who are used by the system without ever realizing the power they have. It’s the journey of a realization of this power,” said Khan.
The Slumdog Millionaire actor, says he doesn’t enjoy promotional activities as they don’t come naturally to him. “I don’t enjoy promotions, but it’s my responsibility,” said Irrfan.
“The most difficult part of filmmaking is promoting it. It doesn’t come naturally to me. I am not a very good talker. I don’t enjoy talking so much, but I have to do it because this is my responsibility,” he added.
Irrfan even went to his hometown Jaipur to spread a buzz about the film, apart from going to the set of TV show ‘Chidiya Ghar’. Miraj Entertainment and Bharat Shah, in association with EaseMyTrip.com, are presenting Madaari, a Paramhans Creations production. The film is all set to release on July 15.
“When we were children, we were told not to eat without inviting the hungry to partake of our meal as well..hearing of the terror attacks in Bangladesh has led to deep unease in my heart,” the Madaari actor tweeted on Sunday condemning the Dhaka terror attacks.