I still prefer to live in Madh Island: Irrfan Khan

  • Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 10, 2016 19:03 IST
Irrfan Khan has moved into a new apartment in Andheri. He shifted out from Madh Island a couple of months ago. (Vikas Khot)

Since his 2014 release Piku, Irrfan Khan has been busy with several films, including Jurassic World (2015), Talvar (2015), Jazbaa (2015) and The Jungle Book (he was the voice of Baloo in the movie’s Hindi version). For the past month or so, he has been promoting his next two projects — Madaari and a Tom Hanks-starrer. Meanwhile, the actor has also moved to an area that is called ‘the hub of Bollywood’ — Andheri (W). He moved there from Madh Island a couple of months back.

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“I have two houses now, but I still prefer living in Madh Island. It was difficult for my sons, Babil and Ayan, to call their friends over. Plus, the distance between Madh Island and any part of the city was getting on our nerves. I wish there were some rules and regulations that could allow us to enjoy life in Mumbai without dealing with so much traffic,” he says.

Irrfan says he will be taking some time off after Madaari’s release. “Then I will start working on Dinoo’s (Dinesh Vijan; producer) film, which will be directed by Saket Chaudhary. He has been working on this movie for two years now. It has an interesting subject,” says the 49-year-old actor, who is producing a few “lighter” films too.

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Ask him about these projects, and Irrfan says, “One movie is being directed by Sai Kabir. My wife, Sutapa Sikdar, along with a team, is working on another film. She isn’t writing this movie, but is producing it for me.” He adds that they have been working on the script of the second movie for over a year now, which is “almost complete”. Irrfan will also have a guest appearance in Homi Adajania’s next. “I am doing it for Homi, who has been a great friend,” he says.

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