After delivering a critical and commercial success that was Piku, Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone are all set to entertain the audience with their next gangster drama, Sapna Didi. Versatile actor Irrfan Khan will be portraying the character of the most wanted underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim. We have seen actors like Farhan Akhtar, Siddhanth Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor playing Dawood on the big screen, but Vijay Maurya's portrayal of gangster Ibrahim in Anurag Kashyap's Black Friday has impressed everyone to the core. Talking about his role in Sapna Didi, Irrfan Khan was quoted in a Mid-day report as saying that, "My character has shades of grey, but playing the part will be an enthralling experience."
Irrfan will also be seen performing some raw action sequences in the film and it seems, the actor is not anxious about it, for he said, "Depending on the amount of action that I will need to execute, I will allot certain dates ahead of shooting. It will depend on the final draft, which is currently being scripted. I will devote a few months to get myself physically prepared. Usually, I work on three films a year, which gives me ample time between each. I will use some of that to get in shape for this film."
Post the success of his last release, Hindi Medium, Irrfan said that films with good content will always work among the audience. "The audience has demanded for variety. They want to see a [film like] Baahubali, as well as Golmaal. They have experienced what it is like to witness good content due to the growth of video streaming platforms, and expect world-class entertainment from us. If Bollywood can't live up to it, Hollywood and regional cinema will take over. The audience is dictating their terms. You can't sell garbage behind the face of superstars," he surmises.
Directed by Honey Trehan, Sapna Didi is based on author Hussain Zaidi's book Mafia Queens Of Mumbai. The film is produced by acclaimed filmmaker, Vishal Bhardwaj.
Irrfan Khan is currently gearing up for the release of his upcoming rom-com, Qarib Qarib Singlle, which is scheduled to release on November 10.
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