Audience is longing for films with stories: Irrfan

  • Anjuri Nayar Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 20, 2015 18:10 IST

Actor Irrfan khan, who will next be seen in a film alongside Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and a couple of big ticket Hollywood films, says that the audience wants to see films that they can relate to. “I was waiting to do stories that had some ­resonance with the ­audience. We are in a very interesting phase in Bollywood. The audience is longing to see films with stories, which they can engage with. This is the time to redefine ­commercial flavour and entertainment,” says the 48-year-old.

The actor says that he would like to be part of a story which has many ­layers to it. “Stories don’t have to be slice of life anecdotes all the time. It all depends on the way they are written. They should not be one ­dimensional,” says Irrfan, adding, “The 90s were the worst time in Bollywood as we did not have multiplexes at the time. That was a time when we had uni- dimensional films.”

The actor further adds that story telling is something that Hollywood also focuses on. “Although they have hard core marketing strategies, they go on upgrading their story ­telling abilities,” he says.

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