Number game does not suit me: Irrfan
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