Known for his unique choice of films, Irrfan Khan is one of India’s most acclaimed actors but what sets him apart is his quality to remain completely loyal and committed to his work. This was proven once more when Irrfan turned down a prestigious Hollywood project for director Shoojit Sircar’s upcoming comedy drama Piku—a move the actor absolutely doesn’t regret!
We hear that the talented actor turned down a role in Ridley Scott’s The Martian, co-starring Matt Damon as he had already blocked his dates for the shoot of Piku. Always known to be a thorough professional, Irrfan actually refused the Hollywood project as it would have required him to cancel his shoot for Piku, which was a complete no for the actor.
In an interview to a leading tabloid, Irrfan Khan was quoted saying , “It was a lengthy, pivotal role (Ridely Scott’s The Martian) but I had already committed the dates to Shoojit Sircar for Piku.”
Even though Piku is centered around a quirky father-daughter relationship, between Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone, Irrfan plays a very pivotal role in the film. Reacting to his maiden onscreen pairing with Deepika, something that has become one of the most anticipated unconventional pairings in recent times, Irrfan reveals just what kind of equation his character shares with Piku, “It’s about two people who never imagine they’ll fall in love but are drawn to each other. Sometimes they feel the pull, sometimes they don’t. The emotions are delicate… madhur…natural.”