"I think it will always be remembered as the first which brought faith in biopics," Tigmanshu Dhulia said in a statement. Featuring actor Irrfan Khan as the protagonist, the film talks about a soldier in the Indian Army, who wins a gold medal at the Indian National Games, but is forced to become a notorious bandit
"I got a good set of cast and good team. Getting Irrfan as a co-producer was a big boost for us. I believe if everything goes well, we will be able to offer an engaging film," said the film's director Mostofa Sarwar Farooki. Apart from Irrfan Khan, the film also features Bangladeshi actress Nusrat Imroz Tisha
Irrfan Khan, who worked with Mr Kapadia for 2011 film The Warrior, said in a statement: "I am extremely thrilled for Asif. He is an amazing filmmaker and I am happy that we had the opportunity to work together in the past."
Believe it or not, Irrfan who was approached for Steven Spielberg's latest with Scarlett Johansson, turned down the film: "I didn't feel the character offered to me gave me much scope so I said 'No', though Scarlett Johansson is an actor I would have loved to share screen space with"
Bajirao Mastani, which casts Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra in pivotal roles, won nine awards including the Best Film and the Best Director Award. Meanwhile, Shoojit Sircars Piku, which featured Deepika, Amitabh Bachchan and Irrfan Khan, followed with five awards
Hollywood actress Mindy Kaling said that The Lunchbox star Irrfan Khan is her "favourite actor in the world" on microblogging site Twitter. Irrfan, who last year appeared in hit films like Piku and Jurassic World, will be next seen in Hollywood film Inferno along with Tom Hanks
Non-commercial films such as Masaan and Talvar also won accolades. Richa Chadha won the Editor's Choice Performer of the Year award for Masaan while Irrfan Khan received the same award for Piku. Meghna Gulzar, who made Talvar, received the Filmmaker of the Year award
"Marathi films have increased their level nowadays. For example, Chaitanya Tamhane's Court is a fantastic film. Fandry released last year. If something good comes my way, then why not? I will surely do it," Irrfan said at the trailer launch of Deepak Kadam's Waakya
"I saw Jazbaa and I loved the film. I'm very proud of my wife. The entire team of Sanjay Gupta, Irrfan Khan and others worked hard for the film. I am very, very proud of my wife," Abhishek told reporters at the opening ceremony of 17th Jio MAMI Mumbai International Film Festival
Irrfan, who worked with Sircar in comedy-drama film Piku, shared a quote of Mr Sircar on Twitter. "Irrfan just terrific..Undoubtedly you are one of the best actor we have. And you are my superstar too," Mr Sircar had said. Irrfan, who was last seen onscreen in Jazbaa, played a CBI officer in Talvar, which was based on the 2008 murder of Aarushi Talwar and her family's domestic servant Hemraj
"Hollywood projects have nothing to do with my career here. The perception of you as an actor definitely changes as the audience sees our man doing great work there. It changes their perception in Hollywood. But in the Indian industry, it doesn't help to get you good work," said Irrfan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan's much-hyped comeback film Jazbaa is likely to be announced a damp squib if the opening day figures, Rs 3.75 crores, are anything to go by. A Box Office India report states that Saturday is 'crucial,' and a growth spurt of 50% a must, for the film to hold its own at the box office