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02-26-2013, 11:08 PM #1
Entertainment should reflect society: IrrfanEntertainment is not just time pass; it should "reflect the society that we live in", says seasoned actor Irrfan Khan who is working with the motto of challenging the definition of entertainment.
A name to reckon with in the international arena thanks to his powerful performances in "The Namesake" and Oscar winning films "Slumdog Millionaire" and "Life Of Pi", Irrfan is equally respected on home turf for his extraordinary work in "Maqbool" and "Paan Singh Tomar".
Sharing his views on movies and its content, the alumnus of the National School of Drama told IANS: "I am just trying to find entertainment, which is not regular definition of entertainment. It has to keep evolving and it should also reflect the society that we live in. I am constantly challenging the definition of entertainment. Entertainment has to do something more than just time pass."
With an interesting bouquet of work that boasts of variety and quality, have his options narrowed as an actor in pursuit of challenges?
"That has always been a problem because the industry doesn't know what to do after a point," Irrfan said, adding that once "they (filmmakers) thought they will make me a villain and I didn't expect that"....being a human...