European producers are ready to invest in me: Irrfan Khan

Bollywood star Irrfan Khan is soaring high with international success. His critically acclaimed performance in The Lunchbox opened doors for him in Hollywood and he is ready to take on any challenge that comes his way.


The B-Town actor opens up about what made him gain foothold in the West. In a recent interview with Mumbai Mirror, the Piku actor revealed, “I did The Lunchbox and Qissa to explore the European market. Thanks to the success of the former, European producers are ready to put money in a film with me in the lead role.”

Talking about his motivation behind doing Hollywood blockbusters such as Amazing Spider Man and Jurrasic World, Irrfan said, “When it comes to international films, I look at the director’s capability of communicating a story that overcome the barrier of language.”

“I want to be associated with great stories whether they are franchises or realistic,” he added.

He also talked about his experience when sharing screen space with Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks in their upcoming film Inferno.

“It is a very special film because it stars Tom Hanks and is directed by Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind). Sharing screen space with Tom and working with Ron was mind-boggling,” he said.
“They have achieved so much and yet remained down-to-earth and full of energy, as if they are making their first film,” he added.

Revealing further about his future projects, the actor said, “I am reading a few scripts and I am going to meet a few people in Canada and Lithuania. My role model is Omar Sharif [Egyptian actor], who came somewhere from the Middle East to Hollywood and became a phenomenon.”