"She was a very important writer, she has written amazing literature. I respect her a lot. I wanted to do a film on her life," Irrfan Khan said
Jazbaa has been regarded as the Guzaarish actress' comeback movie but her co-star Irrfan believes otherwise. "For me she was always here. She didn't go anywhere. An actor should be allowed a gap. Her audience is still with her. People are her fan, her admirers, and they'll definitely go to watch her," he said in an interview to PTI
Actor Irrfan Khan admits that he too has been asked to compromise for a role, unlike Hollywood it would take Bollywood a while to open up, since for the actors a lot is at stake. The actor who has had a hit run with Hindi Medium says, Hollywood is a luxury for him and when it comes to choosing films at home he is far more pickier.
Actor Irrfan Khan's next film is ready for release, it's titled Qarib Qarib Singlle, it's about love in the times of social media apps! NDTV.com got him talking about his upcoming film and being a true romantic. Qarib Qarib Singlle is directed by Tanuja Chandra, it releases on November 10. After this, Irrfan soon starts shooting for a film with his Piku co-actor Deepika Padukone.
Actor Irrfan Khan spoke exclusively to NDTV.com about the reason behind cases like Harvey Weinstein's, which has opened a can of worms in Hollywood with more and more actors coming out in the open about incidents of sexual abuse. Khan also said he is not sure about women being empowered in every city in India yet as girls feel safe only in few cities like Mumbai.
Actor Irrfan Khan, who is awaiting the release of Hindi Medium, opposite Pakistani actress Saba Qamar, says that the film is special to him. "Hindi Medium came to me after a long wait. I was waiting to do comedy and at the same time wanted to work on a film which a family can watch and relate to," the actor told NDTV.