Ahead of his film Doob’s release, Irrfan shoots with Neerja director Ram Madhvani
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Ahead of his film Doob’s release, Irrfan shoots with Neerja director Ram Madhvani

Actor Irrfan, last seen in the acclaimed film Hindi Medium and soon to be seen in the Indo-Bangladesh venture Doob, has shot for an ad film with National Award-winning filmmaker Ram Madhvani.

bollywood Updated: Oct 14, 2017 16:58 IST
Yashika Mathur
Yashika Mathur
Hindustan Times
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Actor Irrfan (left) with Ram Madhvani after the shoot of the ad film.

After making the National Award-winning film Neerja, director Ram Madhvani has joined forces with ace actor Irrfan. What they have shot together is, however, not a feature film but an ad film.

While they haven’t thought of doing a film together yet, Irrfan says that he thoroughly enjoyed being directed by Ram for this advertisement, which is for a financial brand. “It was a great experience working with Ram. His eye for detail is very interesting and it just adds to the creative energy of people around him,” says the actor.

Both these creative individuals had a great time shooting for the advertisement and their camaraderie made it look like they had known each other for long — when in fact, they were working together for the first time.

Irrfan also praised Neerja, which was based on the 1986 hijack of Pan Am flight 73, an incident in which air hostess Neerja Bhanot showed exemplary and unforgettable courage, saving several passengers from the murderous hijackers. The film starred Sonam Kapoor in the lead. Neerja was named the Best Film in Hindi at the National Film Awards 2017, while Sonam won a Special Mention Award.

“Neerja was an exceptional film and working with Ram made me realise what made it a National Award-winning film,” said Irrfan. The actor, who has been in acclaimed films such as Paan Singh Tomar (2010), Life of Pi (2012), Madaari (2016) and this year’s Hindi Medium, will soon be seen in his Indo-Bangladesh project, Doob.

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First Published: Oct 14, 2017 16:55 IST