Bol­ly­wood ac­tor Ir­rfan Khan was hon­oured with an award by a news chan­nel for his con­tri­bu­tion to Hindi cinema.

Ir­rfan Khan, who has been named ‘En­ter­tainer of the Year’, says “the past two years have been a tremen­dous jour­ney in re­defin­ing en­ter­tain­ment”

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Ir­rfan Khan has made a name for him­self in Hol­ly­wood with movies such as Life of Pi (2012) and Juras­sic World (2015). In 2015, he was also ap­pre­ci­ated for his per­for­mances in Bol­ly­wood films such as Piku and Tal­var. Then, he grabbed at­ten­tion for his role in Madaari. To hon­our him, a news chan­nel has now be­stowed the ac­tor with the ‘En­ter­tainer of the Year’ ti­tle. The awards cer­e­mony took place in Delhi last night (Au­gust 30).

“Ir­rfan left for Delhi on Au­gust 23, and has been in the city ever since. He is shoot­ing for his next film, but he took time out to at­tend the awards func­tion,” says a source close to the ac­tor.

When con­tacted, Ir­rfan con­firmed the news, and said, “I am hon­oured to be fe­lic­i­tated with this ti­tle. The past two years have been a tremen­dous jour­ney in re­defin­ing en­ter­tain­ment. I am touched that a gamut of roles across gen­res have been ap­pre­ci­ated and loved by the au­di­ence. I thank ev­ery­one for their love and sup­port. I pray that this jour­ney con­tin­ues.”

I am touched that a gamut of roles across gen­res have been ap­pre­ci­ated and loved by the au­di­ence. IR­RFAN KHAN, AC­TOR

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