In Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay, Irrfan was expected to play an important role, but his part was cut short just two days before the film. Have a look at why.
We’re flocking to the theaters this Friday to catch Irrfan again after a 2-year break to the big show with Angrezi Medium.
Talking about working with Irrfan Kareena Kapoor Khan, his co-star in this film, said “I have worked with all the Khans – Shah Rukh, Salman, Aamir, and Saif. But for me, it is an honor and privilege to work with Irrfan Khan. He is the pioneer, one of the finest actors among all the Khans if I may say, and he is the biggest Khan for me.”
Yet Hindi cinema’s most prominent Khan also had quite a rocky start. He missed several desired opportunities – The most notable of these is Mira Nair, Salaam Bombay.
In Tuesday Trivia this week, We’re telling you the role Nair played in the 1988 film this could make Irrfan it had been reduced to a blink-and-miss cameo. And how he later rose like a falcon, The Namesake, directed by Nair.
In 1986, when Mira Nair visited NSD (National Drama School), in her upcoming film Salaam Bombay, her eyes were looking for trained actors who might work with street children, a movie about the lives of street children in Mumbai. She found Irrfan in the College’s basement laboratory.
“I noticed his focus, his intensity, his very striking look – his hooded eyes. I clocked him,” She said Irrfan Khan, The Guy, The Dreamer, The Star to Anees Chhabra for his book