Remaking and revisiting old songs and movies is a trend these days in Bollywood. We often see actors and filmmakers of Bollywood revisiting a yesteryear classic. So when BollywoodLife caught up with Irrfan Khan while he was promoting his latest release Hindi Medium, among other things we played a rapid fire round with him where we asked him various things. One of them was his choice of film that he'd love to remake. He had a applause-worthy response to that. He said, "I don't think I want to do any remake. But the films you could watch again and again? I was watching Padosan and suddenly I realised 'Yeh Us Time Ki Shamitabh Hai.' Beautiful subject people have made in our industry."
His response clearly showcases his undying love for cinema. He is happy and content with what he's doing, the kind of films he's a part of and wouldn't want to remake any classic. Having said that he went on to praise the comic classic starring Sunil Dutt, Kishore Kumar, Saira Banu and Mehmood. He had a different take on Padosan as he saw the similarity of it with Amitabh Bachchan and Dhanush-starrer Shamitabh. Also read: Irrfan Khan reveals how Hindi Medium shoot with Saba Qamar went smoothly despite ban on Pakistani actors in India - Watch exclusive interview
Apart from that we also asked him about his favourite actors or those who inspire him. He had some brilliant actors to name.
When we asked him as to what he finds tougher - lip-syncing or dancing, he was modest enough to say he finds everything difficult. Similar thing he said for the different genres. He said that he finds both comedy and drama equally challenging. Also read: Irrfan Khan leaves us in splits as he tries to guess the full form of LOL, LMAO etc - watch exclusive video
Hindi Medium, released on May 19, received rave reviews from all quarters. Apart from Irrfan Khan, the film also stars Deepak Dobriyal and Saba Qamar.
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