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‘I’m not in Valentine’s Day’

...says Irrfan Khan, even as Wikipedia lists him among the film’s cast.

india Updated: Feb 11, 2010 01:42 IST
Damini Purkayastha

Irrfan Khan may be blissfully unaware of this, but according to Wikipedia, the actor plays a role in Julia Roberts starrer Valentine’s Day — one of the biggest Hollywood films to release this year.

Khan’s name features on wikipedia and some other websites as part of the ensemble cast that features 15 of Hollywood’s biggest stars beside Julia Roberts, such as Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Garner and Ashton Kutcher. Interestingly, Khan’s page on Wikipedia, too, lists the film as one of his releases in 2010.

When asked about his role in the film, Khan reconfirmed the name of the movie twice and said, “Are you sure I’m even part of it?” Khan, who acted in 2009 Hollywood rom com New York, I Love You, added, “Nahin yaar, I don’t know of it, I wasn’t even approached for the film.”

The confusion could have arisen from the fact that Valentine’s Day seems to have a strong India-connect. Spotted at the premiere of the film on Tuesday was debutante actress Megan Suri, a young Indian girl who plays a character named Rani in the film.

According to a short review posted on US daily Examiner, Suri’s character dates Julia Roberts’ son in the film and her parents own an Indian restaurant central to the plot. Jessica Biel’s character, who hates Valentine’s Day, throws a yearly ‘I Hate Valentine’s Day’ party at the restaurant. Small time actor Scott Crumly plays an ‘Indian’ restaurant valet while actress Shea Curry plays an ‘Indian’ bride.

The movie, which had a star studded premiere in US on Tuesday, releases in India this Friday.