An autograph must mean something ...
Says actor Irrfan, who believes that he doesn’t like fans who ask for his autograph just for the heck of it
Actor Irrfan (right) thinks that people feel the need to ask for autographs only in the initial years of an actor’s career.
“I am not bothered about how big a fan following I have, but that does not mean that I don’t respect the love that comes my way. It’s just only in the early years of your career that you are really bothered about how many people want your autograph. But what matters for me is the way they want the autograph or the emotion behind it. Are they just asking for it because you are a celebrity or have you done something to them for them to feel a special connection with you?” says Irrfan, who was last seen in Meghna Gulzar’s directorial, Talvar.
The actor, who has been part of movies such as Maqbool (2003), Rog (2005), Life in a…Metro (2007), 7 Khoon Maaf (2011) and Paan Singh Tomar (2012), has had several experiences when people just show fan frenzy for the heck of it.
“People ask for autographs just for the sake of it and then it makes you feel like you are some animal from the zoo, who is out on the road. But when people take your signature with a lot of faith, you can see it in their eyes, and then I feel good and proud as an actor. It makes me feel as though I have established myself in the hearts of actors,” says the National Awardwinning actor.