I am here to re­de­fine things, says Ir­rfan

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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.

PHOTO: AFP

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