Irrfan Khan to star opposite Kangana, Aishwarya, Deepika

  • Prashant Singh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 23, 2014 13:32 IST

Known for his offbeat films and unconventional roles, Irrfan Khan seldom ends up sharing screen space with mainstream Bollywood actresses. But this is set to change now, as in his next three films, the actor will be seen working with some of the most successful commercial movie stars in Bollywood — Deepika Padukone (in Shoojit Sircar’s film), Kangana Ranaut (in Sai Kabir’s film) and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan (in Sanjay Gupta’s film).

Irrfan says, “I don’t consider any actor a commercial star or an arty actor. They are all well-established personalities. For example, Kangana has done so many different kinds of roles. Deepika’s [film] choices are very interesting too. Shoojit’s film has a role of a lifetime (for her). It’s a wise and courageous decision she’s taken. It (the film) will truly showcase her potential as an actor.”

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Although the actor refuses to 'say much' about his film with Deepika, he does reveal that one schedule has been wrapped up, and a 'longer one is coming up in October-November'.

About his film with Aishwarya, Irrfan adds, “I have watched so many of her films and I feel she has been tremendous in all of them. I am looking forward to working with her. Now, it all depends on how the script works out,” says Irrfan, who has 'heard the idea of the film and said yes to it' in principle, but is yet to sign the contract. “Once everything is finalised, then I can officially say that I am doing the film. But yes, it’s an engaging script,” he adds.

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