Director-producer Tigmanshu Dhulia is teaming up with Irrfan in his upcoming film Sahib Biwi Gangster Returns (SBGR) again. After Paan Singh Tomar (2012), which was about an athlete’s fight for justice, Tigmanshu now has cast Irrfan as a sexy royal in his next.
“Irrfan’s got a great sex appeal and he triggers the sensitive side of women in an intellectual way. He’s not for frivolous women, but for those with substance. Any woman who has some intellect will find Irrfan really attractive.” The director has been witness to women going coy and blushing when they see and meet Irrfan. “He doesn’t get a reaction like people screaming his name but I can see the admiration, lust and passion for him,” he says. Apparently, Irrfan is considered sexy by women in big cities as well as middle town India, who find his earthy personality appealing.
Does Tigmanshu think SBGR will be a bigger film for the duo? “We will feature a world which you rarely see in movies today. The old world charm, royalty,
attitude and etiquette, which are missing in today’s society and in our films, will be depicted in it,” he says.
Talking about Irrfan’s character, Tigmanshu adds, “His character is of royal descent who has lost everything. He becomes a small town gangster, who holds a grudge against Jimmy’s (Shergill) character and wants to reclaim his lost glory. The film is all about his revenge.” In the film, which releases on March 8, Jimmy marries Soha (Ali Khan) who becomes the choti bahu (younger daughter-in-law). Irrfan is her protector, who has a liaison with Mahie Gill.