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I need to take another birth to compete with Rajinikanth: Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan, whose film Madaari is slated to clash with Rajinikanth’s Kabali at the box office, says there is no competition between him and the southern superstar and that he will have to take another birth to compete with him.

bollywood Updated: Jul 17, 2016 19:20 IST
Irrfan’s film Madaari is all set to release on July 22, the day when Rajinikanth’s much-awaited Kabali hits the screens.
Irrfan’s film Madaari is all set to release on July 22, the day when Rajinikanth’s much-awaited Kabali hits the screens.

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan, whose film Madaari is slated to clash with Rajinikanth’s Kabali at the box office, says there is no competition between him and the southern superstar and that he will have to take another birth to compete with him.

Irrfan’s film Madaari is all set to release on July 22, the day when Rajinikanth’s much-awaited Kabali hits the screens.

Read: Kabali trailer: Superstar Rajinikanth is a fiery don

When asked about the clash, Irrfan said, “It is not a clash, he is a big man, a big actor who is known across the globe. I can’t be his equal. My film is coming with his, which is my good fortune.

“We will be happy if our film earns a little bit more money than what we have invested... I respect him a lot as a person. I need to take another birth to compete with him,” the Piku star said.

Read:Irrfan Khan explores the dark side in Madaari trailer

The 49-year-old actor was speaking at the special screening of Madaari held exclusively for children.

The Jazbaa actor said he wants children to watch Indian cinema which is going through a huge change.

Read: Rajinikanth’s Kabali to release in 400 screens in the US

“I want our kids to watch the cinema we are making today. Often they watch Hollywood movies and series, so they are not able to watch our cinema. The new cinema which is coming today, which can engage young audience, we should make them watch otherwise young audience bachegi nahi apne paas, sab Hollywood dekhege,” he said.

Directed by Nishikant Kamat, the drama-thriller also stars Jimmy Shergill. Irrfan, who has been busy with back-to-back city tours for promoting the film, said he hates promotions and finds it an “extremely boring aspect of filmmaking”.

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