I don’t want to be num­ber one: Ir­rfan Khan

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He may have given stel­lar per­for­mances in films like Piku (2015) and Tal­var (2015) be­sides an equally im­pres­sive ca­reer in Hol­ly­wood, but ac­tor Ir­rfan Khan (right) says he is not in the race for the num­ber one slot.

The 49-year-old ac­tor be­lieves that stay­ing away from the rat race has helped him in be­com­ing a ver­sa­tile artist. “I don’t want to be num­ber one. I will de­test that po­si­tion where I will lose my free­dom to choose my sub­ject, just be­cause my films are too big,” says Ir­rfan.

The ac­tor, who made his foray into pro­duc­tion with his last re­lease Madaari, is also not wor­ried about the box of­fice game. He says, “As a pro­ducer or an ac­tor I want my film to earn more than the ex­pen­di­ture. But I’m not in the num­ber game of `100 crore. I don’t think about it. I want my films to do well.”

Dur­ing the pro­mo­tions of the film, Ir­rfan was seen con­tact­ing Prime Min­is­ter Naren­dra Modi and Delhi Chief Min­is­ter Arvind Ke­jri­wal. He was also vo­cal on cer­tain is­sues that he says was not a gim­micky at­tempt to pro­mote his film.

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