I am not an intellectual person, says Irrfan Khan

The actor says that when he joined the film industry, he wanted to entertain, but was never offered those roles.
Updated on May 25, 2015 09:39 AM IST
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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

National-Award-­winning actor Irrfan Khan has carved a niche for himself not only in Bollywood, but also in Hollywood. However, when the actor’s name appears in the credits of a film, one expects the film to be more than a regular masala film. Asked if he is ever tempted to do a typical “masala” film, the Haider (2014) actor says, “I had a lot of ­temptation when I became actor ... I always wanted to entertain people, but the kind of roles that came to me were different, I had no choice. I wasn’t in a position to pick and choose. However, now the very definition of masala film ­is ­changing.”

He further says that when choosing a film, he looks for what connects with the audience, and that is what prompted him to choose his latest film, Piku. “I am not an intellectual person, or a deep person. I chose this film because it had an intense value. Like very small details — Piku is a name of both a boy and a girl. And the way definitions are changing today, Piku is handling both. She has dreams and aspirations of a girl but responsibilities of a boy,” says the actor who will soon be seen in the Hollywood film Inferno.

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