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Tribute to wives

Though Anees Bazmee's Thank You is about philandering husbands, Irrfan Khan insists it's a tribute to better halves.

bollywood Updated: Mar 25, 2011 15:15 IST
Priyanka Jain

Anees Bazmee's Thank You screams of a world of temptations, philandering husbands and affairs. However, actor Irrfan Khan who is playing a Casanova in the film insists it's a "tribute to housewives." "Intrinsically a comedy, this film is a social, emotional drama. It's a thank you note to the women in our life, who take care of our homes, children and us. The film will boost the female ego," says Khan, who has recently returned from the shoot of Spiderman 3D Reboot in Los Angeles.

Though Irrfan's character in Thank You only considers women a source of pleasure, in real life the actor has never been embroiled in any controversy and has a completely different opinion. "An affair may bring momentous pleasure, but it's not worth destroying one's marital life," says Irrfan who is married to his college sweetheart Shutapa Sikdar, and has two kids. "In fact when possible, Shutapa and I combine a holiday along with work when I am shooting abroad. Though she never comes to the film sets, it gives us a lot of time together."

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Shutapa also manages his international assignments, dates and communication with agents and producers. "I'm not comfortable having a secretary. My wife is the best person to handle these things. She never complains despite having to look after two kids and following her own creative writing work."

Irrfan says that even in the film, while Anees shows married men interested only in having affairs, in a very subtle manner he is exposing and explaining to audiences how important wives actually are. "I'm confident that my female fans won't be angry about me playing a philanderer because the film is a comedy and we are not promoting extra marital affairs," asserts Irrfan, who will be seen in the film along with Akshay Kumar, Suniel Shetty, Bobby Deol, Sonam Kapoor, Rimmi Sen and Celina Jaitley.