Irrfan Khan accepts the challenges that come with making a film about real-life incidents and "human beings who are alive and suffering today". However, he says Meghna Gulzar's Talvar -- based on the much-discussed Aarushi Talwar murder case -- is a sensitive and responsible portrayal of what happened in a Noida household on the intervening night of 15-16 May 2008.
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"We are not giving stance... We kept it neutral and left it for the audience to judge. Please dwell into it (film)... It is a mystery. You can't get easy answers to it," the The Lunchbox actor added. When asked what made him do this controversial movie, Irrfan said Talvar should not be seen as controversial film. "Why use this word controversial. As human beings, it is our responsibility to come to truth otherwise we are worse than dead. I chose the story because it is compelling as well as the emotion in it," Irrfan said.
Considering everyone is aware about the incident, Irrfan said people will be hooked to the film primarily with the way the story is told. "It is how you tell the story... The substance stays with you and how you engage the audience. I think that is interesting. The film doesn't compel you towards what we are trying to say through the film... It is the emotions that will touch," he added.
The actor has reunited with Konkana Sen Sharma after their 2007 drama Life in a Metro and Irrfan is happy to be share screen with her. "We became part of the film because we felt to be. It is not like it is giving us scope to perform or show our talent. We are engaging you as it is a compelling drama," he said. The film, also starring Tabu and Sohum Shah in the lead roles, is slated to release on October 2.