Ir­rfan’s still win­ning awards for Piku

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - AN­JURI NA­YAR SINGH

Ac­tor Ir­rfan Khan (left), who es­sayed the role of Rana, a taxi com­pany owner in his last film Piku, won an award in the best ac­tor cat­e­gory at an in­ter­na­tional award cer­e­mony held at Mel­bourne re­cently.

While the 48-year-old was not able to at­tend the cer­e­mony, he was thrilled on get­ting the award. “It is an ab­so­lute hon­our to have won this award. I am so glad that the film has won hearts all over. (My char­ac­ter) Rana is def­i­nitely in­debted to the au­di­ences,” says Ir­rfan. The ac­tor, who has played hard-hit­ting roles in films such as Haider (2014) and Paan Singh To­mar (2012), was on the look­out for a love story be­fore he signed Piku. “I was wait­ing to do sto­ries that had some res­o­nance with the au­di­ence. We are in a very in­ter­est­ing phase in Bol­ly­wood. The au­di­ence is long­ing to see films with sto­ries which they can re­late to. This is a time when we can re­de­fine com­mer­cial flavour and en­ter­tain­ment,” says Ir­rfan.

Mean­while, the ac­tor will be seen with Ira­nian ac­tor Gol­shifteh Fara­hani in Anup Singh’s next film.

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