"We wrote the mother's part in Queen Of Katwe for Lupita because she became this meteoric star and more importantly she suited the part. We wrote the part as that of young Mother Courage, someone who had children from the age of 15," said Mira Nair
"Here's what I hate about Irrfan Khan. I always think I'm the coolest guy in the room and everybody's hanging on to every word I say and everybody's a little intimidated to be in my presence. And then Irrfan Khan walks into the room. And he's the coolest guy in the room," says Tom Hanks
Irrfan Khan will preside over the Narrative Feature Competition Jury at the forthcoming Abu Dhabi Film Festival where as many as 197 films from 61 countries will be screened
Indian cinema needs to speak a universal language and change the world's perception about Bollywood being an "item number", says Irrfan Khan.
Irrfan Khan never fails to surprise - certainly not when he says he will be ready to sing or play an instrument if a movie allows him to! The Indian actor is an ardent music lover and says he is yearning to feature in a film which lets him explore this love of his life, and perhaps lend him a chance to learn the saxophone.
Actor Irrfan Khan has denied reports that he is playing Bhupen Hazarika in Kalpana Lajmi's upcoming biopic, saying the role was never offered to him.
Actor Irrfan Khan is not keen on playing old age characters as he does not want to be bracketed in that space.
The West Bengal government is mulling opening a single window to process requests to shoot movies in the state - a move which will spare the producers the hassle of knocking at the doors of multiple agencies.
Irrfan loves his craft and aims to nurture his relationship with his fans by giving them "memorable films". As far as money is concerned, the Padma Shri winner's motto is to earn enough to enjoy life - and not to be the highest paid actor.
US-based Indian origin filmmaker Mira Nair's musical adaptation of her 2001 hit Monsoon Wedding will begin rehearsals in September.
Bollywood veteran actor Naseeruddin Shah marvels at the US-based Indian filmmaker Mira Nair's positive attitude and her perseverance to "experiment" with different styles of filmmaking.
Director Mira Nair will receive German Film Award for Peace, The Bridge 2013, for her movie The Reluctant Fundamentalist.