Actor Irrfan Khan, the older Pi narrating his childhood tale and who's Inferno with Hollywood star Tom Hanks is collecting well in the box office said in an interview with NDTV that he doesn’t dream about Oscars or any awards.
In his interview he describes how he had dreamed about the national award and how he practiced his speech while driving, adding he still remembers few lines of the speech. He also added that his life has given him a lot of surprises and he happily trusts the surprises life still gives him.
Hollywood actor Tom Hanks, compared Irrfan Khan to the British actor, Laurence Olivier who dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century.
I heard that Irrfan Khan is the most popular actor in all of India. Bollywood has emerged into a very modern and vibrant film society. I must say, when I was told that Irrfan is going to be in this movie, I felt like it was working with the Indian version of Sir Laurence Olivier or Sean Connery or somebody who is a giant in his culture. So, we as actors had more in common because of that than the differences…Tom Hanks
Even Bollywood star Deepika Padukone has paid her respect to The Lunchbox star, in the way he has handled Hollywood. Irrfan in his interview has praised Deepika in showing a courage to experiment with herself and her image in movies like Piku.
He also differentiated between the Indian cinema and Hollywood, in terms of the silence, which becomes more important than the dialogues delivered.
He explains how ‘American public has lost faith in mainstream media’ at the same time hoping that we, Indians do not land in such a situation where Indians do not lose faith on media.
Inferno released in India two weeks before the worldwide release. Irrfan Khan is very curious to know how the movie is going to be welcomed by the Indian audience and how it is going to shape his acting career.