Num­ber game does not suit me: Irrfan

Hindustan Times (Chandigarh) - City - - Entertainment -

If there’s one as­pect of the Hindi film in­dus­try that ac­tor Irrfan is happy stay­ing away from, it’s the num­ber game. Irrfan’s last film, Hindi Medium crossed ₹100 crore world­wide in terms of box­of­fice col­lec­tion. His re­cent­lyre­leased ro­man­tic com­edy Qarib Qarib Singlle is also en­thralling movie buffs, but the ac­tor says, “I do not want to get into that zone [of num­bers].” He adds, “I am not Sachin Ten­dulkar to score 100 in most of the matches. I, as an ac­tor, have done my work sin­cerely and, I think, as an ac­tor, I shouldn’t get into the busi­ness part. By say­ing this, I am not pitch­ing any­thing to any­body. Ev­ery in­di­vid­ual should fol­low what suits them. Num­ber game does not suit me.” Irrfan is con­fi­dent as an ac­tor, but ad­mits feel­ing anx­ious be­fore the re­lease of his films. “I feel anx­ious be­fore ev­ery re­lease, but the good thing is, with time, the span (of anx­i­ety) is be­com­ing shorter.” Talk­ing about Qarib Qarib .... — which also fea­tures ac­tor Par­vathy, a prom­i­nent name in the Tamil and Malay­alam film in­dus­try — Irrfan says that he was con­vinced that the story was a good one. He in­vested time in build­ing up the char­ac­ter of Yogi for the project. “Though the char­ac­ter of Yogi has been writ­ten bril­liantly, I took some time to catch the right note of the char­ac­ter. I took time to un­der­stand his be­hav­iour, that one el­e­ment that makes the char­ac­ter fas­ci­nat­ing for me, and for all of us. Since I am play­ing it, I had to un­der­stand that first. We sat for many read­ings and I took months to make the char­ac­ter my own [in or­der] to play it con­vinc­ingly,” says the ac­tor.

I’m not Sachin Ten­dulkar to score 100 in most of the matches. As an ac­tor, I shouldn’t get into the busi­ness part [of films or the box­of­fice num­ber game] IRRFAN, AC­TOR

Irrfan’s last film Hindi Medium crossed ₹100cr world­wide

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