“After the first brief first schedule of ‘Jurassic World’, I’ll be back in India to shoot for Shoojit Sircar’s ‘Piku’. I’ll complete one long schedule of ‘Piku’ and then return to the US for a long schedule of ‘Jurassic World’. So it’d continue for the rest of the remaining part of the year.” The actor says he is exceptionally excited about working with Amitabh Bachchan in “Piku”.
“You keep asking why we’ve never worked together before. It’s not as if I didn’t get the opportunity earlier. I was offered Mehul Kumar’s ‘Kohram’ with Bachchan saab. But I wanted to wait for the right film that would do justice to our presence.”
Irrran reveals he has some amazing moments to share with the Big B and Deepika Padukone in Sircar’s film. “‘Piku’ boasts of some unique writing. It’s one of the best scripts I’ve been offered. Bachchan saab gets to do a completely new character. I’ve most of my scenes with him. It’s a very mellow down-to-earth slice-of-life drama like ‘The Lunchbox’,” said Irrfan, who will begin work on Sujoy Ghosh’s film with Kangana Ranaut at the end of the year. Irrfan bagged the best actor award for his performance in “The Lunchbox” at the Macau Film festival. He’s impressed by the competition that he faced to bag the award. “At any festival the competition that you are up against always matters. Here I was pitched against a formidable actor Toni Chiu Wai Leung whom I’ve always admired. I also met one of my all-time favourite filmmakers Johnny To. I consider him the master of storytelling. “During the shooting of ‘Life Of Pi’, Ang Lee and I had lengthy discussions on his amazing mastery over the language of cinema. In Macau, I got a chance to talk to him. I guess I am blessed,” he said. Irrfan is proud of his journey in filmdom. “When I started with Govind Nihalani’s ‘Drishti’, I had a chance to work with Dimple Kapadia. I had no clue of how glorious that moment was. I wish I got to work with her later in life. Fortunately, I keep getting the chance to re-invent myself each year. I am very lucky to get roles like ‘The Lunchbox’ and ‘Piku’.”