Bol­ly­wood is in a good phase for artists now, says Ir­rfan

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Ac­tor Ir­rfan (right) is en­joy­ing the cur­rent phase of the Hindi film in­dus­try, as he feels that there are now more op­por­tu­ni­ties for ac­tors to do some­thing dif­fer­ent.

The 48-year-old called the 1990s a bad time for films and said that things have im­proved for cre­ativ­ity in Bol­ly­wood.

“Ear­lier, there was a time when the story (of films in) 50s, 60s and 70s used to re­main in our minds. But that as­pect of cin­ema was over in the 90s as it was a bad time un­for­tu­nately. Now, the in­dus­try is giv­ing us op­por­tu­ni­ties to do some­thing new,” says Ir­rfan.

“There are peo­ple who want to watch stereo­types. But there are other kinds of peo­ple who want to see some­thing dif­fer­ent,” the 48-year-old adds.

From Life In A... Metro (2007) and Dil Kabaddi (2008) to Paan Singh To­mar (2012) and The Lunch­box (2013), the ac­tor is known for bring­ing some­thing new to the ta­ble with each of his films. When asked for his pref­er­ence in roles, Ir­rfan said, “It is a nev­erend­ing thing. No ac­tor can en­com­pass the whole life in his ca­reer as there are so many as­pects to it. This is the be­gin­ning.”

There are re­ports that the Life of Pi ac­tor would be do­ing a Ja­panese show soon. He con­firmed this, but re­fused to di­vulge any de­tail, say­ing, “I am do­ing a show. But I am not in a po­si­tion to talk about it.”

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