I am here to redefine things, says Irrfan
Actor Irrfan (left), known for playing intense and unique characters on-screen, says that he always looks forward to redefining things.
The 48-year-old said that it is always his endeavour to do unconventional things. “I never thought of becoming an actor. I’m here to redefine things... I hate convention. It is not a thought-out process, it comes from within. It is God’s given curse or blessing,” he said.
The actor, who recently delivered a commercially successful film Piku, will next be seen as a rough cop in an upcoming film alongside Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. He adds that there is an instinct in him that pushes him to do different roles. “I just go by instincts if the story is good, director and producer is good. But the first thing you should like is the script,” said the Life of Pi actor.
About his role in the upcoming Aishwaryastarrer, he said, “I did not think of my role as that of a cop. I was thinking of the punch lines. My attraction for this film was punch lines which you will remember. I loved the character and the one-liners he dished out.”
In the film’s trailer, one can see the mention of actor Amitabh Bachchan, about which Irrfan joked that he even sent an application to Bachchan to adopt him, but it has not been approved yet.
Irrfan has come a long way from acting in TV shows Chanakya, Bharat Ek Khoj and Bhanwar et cetra, to essaying memorable characters in criticallyacclaimed as well as commercially hit films.