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