Actor Irrfan Khan is happy that Indian actresses are increasingly choosing performance-oriented roles.
"Yes, lots of actresses today want to work more in offbeat cinema. Deepika Padukone did it in Piku. Most actresses would say 'This film does not have dancing or singing, then why should I do it?' But see, Deepika is a top star and she did it beautifully," Irrfan told IANS.
"Actresses want to do performances, like Priyanka Chopra, who is doing an international TV show Quantico, where she only needs to act. Actresses are getting ambitious about doing great performances, which is a good sign," added Irrfan. (Also Read: Priyanka Chopra and Quantico Make Us Proud, Tweets Bollywood)
Irrfan will soon be seen in Sanjay Gupta 's Jazbaa co-starring Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Irrfan plays the role of a suspended cop in Jazbaa.
"I wasn't looking for a challenge in Jazbaa. I was looking for entertainment. I usually do films which urge people to think and see something new. This film has a unique concept. Also, Jazbaa is a paisa vasool film. It is an edge of the seat thriller," said Irrfan.
Jazbaa, which also features Shabana Azmi and Jackie Shroff is scheduled to release on October 9.