What’s perfection for Irrfan? Learning Bengali for Mostofa Sarwar Farooki

  • Shalvi Mangaokar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Mar 08, 2016 18:19 IST
Irrfan is very well known in Hollywood now. (YouTube)

Apart from being lauded for his performances in Bollywood movies, Irrfan Khan is also one of the first Indian actors to make a mark in international cinema. He has been part of Hollywood, Canadian and British films in the past. The actor recently signed another international venture, a Bengali-English project, which is being helmed by popular Bangladeshi film-maker Mostofa Sarwar Farooki. Now, we have come to know that Irrfan, who is well-versed in Bengali, will need to brush up on his skills.

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A source close to the actor says, “Irrfan can speak Bengali fluently. However, Bangladeshi Bengali is different from what’s spoken in India. So, to prepare for the film, he will have to learn this particular dialect.”

Irrfan Khan attends the ‘61st Filmfare Awards 2016’ ceremony in Mumbai on January 15, 2016. (AFP)

The source adds that though the film will largely be shot in English, Irrfan will have many dialogues in Bengali as well. “He has started brushing up on his language skills already and is learning the nuances of the local dialect to get the pronunciation right. He will start shooting for the film next week,” says the source.

We tried reaching Irrfan, but he remained unavailable for a comment.

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