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Hollywood high for Irrfan

entertainment Updated: Mar 12, 2010 02:27 IST
Tigmanshu Dhulia's Paan Singh Tomar

Actor Irrfan Khan, who is increasingly making inroads into Hollywood with projects such as A Mighty God, Slumdog Millionaire and an American television show, says being an international actor gives him a high.

“It’s always an inner wish of every actor to reach out to maximum audiences. I am lucky that the western world chooses me to play roles in their movies and television, whatever language it may be. It gives me a high to be an international actor with quality work,” he said.

At the moment, the actor is gearing up for the release of Right Yaaa Wrong, produced by Subhash Ghai. Irrfan said he had to unlearn acting for the film, that is slated to release Friday. “I had to unlearn acting and act as a real man behind dramatic situations in the life of this cop, who has to go against his best friend to arrest him. I learnt how to go through heavy dramatic emotions with controlled calmness. Every scene was a question to me as an actor,” he said.

The thriller revolves around two cops, played by Sunny Deol and Irrfan. Their intense rivalry leads them on a battle for supremacy. Earlier, Irrfan has played a cop in films such as Rog, Slumdog Millionaire, Gunaah and New York. Asked why he decided to take up this role, Irrfan said, “I like challenging roles. Playing a police officer is boring, but playing a human in a police officer’s uniform with complex emotions was tough. That was the reason to accept this well-defined role.”
After Right Yaaa Wrong, Irrfan will be seen in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Paan Singh Tomar, and he’s also set to feature in American TV show In Treatment.