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