Irrfan plans to venture into production

Source : IANS
Last Updated: Wed, Oct 31, 2012 12:11 hrs
Ang Lee, Irrfan and Tabu at the <i>Life of Pi</i> press meet

After making his mark in Bollywood and getting a taste of Hollywood, versatile actor Irrfan now plans to venture into production.

"I don't think I am ready for direction. With production if the need arises, if somebody is interested, then definitely I would like to produce films with a story which I am convinced with," Irrfan said.

The actor has been part of many critically acclaimed Hindi films like Yeh Saali Zindagi, Maqbool and Paan Singh Tomar, and he was seen in Hollywood films like Slumdog Millionaire and The Amazing Spider-Man.

He knows his production target well.

"I would like to produce films which the audience is eager to watch today, with a new way of storytelling. I'm very clear that people come to cinema for an emotional experience. Our audience will never be ready to see a film which an audience in Britain watches, or a film which is dark or depressing," he said.

Having done commercial as well as art cinema, Irrfan says he knows what clicks with the Indian audience.

"I know art audience is an emotional audience and they want to connect emotionally. So, you have to engage the audience emotionally. I would like to do a subject like that which is also rooted, like in Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster."

Meanwhile, Irrfan is now gearing up for Life Of Pi, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Ang Lee. During the promotion of The Amazing Spider-Man, he didn't brag too much about his part, and he had his reasons.

"I don't believe in making empty noise I don't want to feel embarrassed. I want to be sure that this film has my contribution, there is something that I should speak about. If you have not played a major role in a film's success, then what's the point talking about it," said the 45-year-old.

"For The Namesake, I can say that's my film, I can talk about it. But for The Amazing Spider-Man, I was not sure about how much role I have, whether I should talk about it. I don't want to cheat my fans, I don't want to give a wrong impression. I like to talk a film when I am sure about it," he added.



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