Breaking away from his all-serious image, Irrfan recently featured in a spoof video with the comedy group AIB...
Irrfan Khan is associated with intense dramas. The actor whose last few films include Jurassic World and Piku was perhaps craving something light and fun. Which explains why he agreed to do a funny take on the mandatory party song in Hindi films. Here Irrfan talks about the spoof with AIB, his reasons for doing it and why no actor should feel offended by it.
How did the video happen?
People don’t know but there’s a humorous side to me. I have been doing this kind of stuff though the percentage is lesser than the more intense stuff I am known for. I knew of AIB’s work and when they came to me, I loved the concept and the wordings, I felt it was a satire, not just on B-Town but also on me so I agreed to be part of it.
Do you feel other stars like Akshay Kumar who have done party songs might feel irked with the skit?
I don’t even know which party song has been picturised on which star. I haven’t seen any party song ever nor have I done one, so I have no idea which one is a hit or not. I don’t think anybody would be upset by our video as it’s all in good fun. It’s not just about party songs but they are also making fun of me. It’s a satire so it has to be taken in the right spirit. The reactions I have got for it is outstanding. My mobile hasn’t stopped ringing since the video came out. My family, who has seen the video earlier, is very happy.
Would you like to do a party song now that you have done it for a spoof?
I don’t know, it all depends on what stuff it will have… The song should not be a stereotype.
What about a comedy film?
I would love to do one! Actually I have been on the lookout for a good comedy script that entertains me but I haven’t found one quite up to the mark. I can’t do a sex comedy as that’s not my cup of tea. I can’t name a particular comedy which I would love to do, as there are different types of comedies but the content has to be strong and intelligent. I love all kinds of performances from Johny Lever to Peter Sellers.
What comes easier to you: comedy or a serious film?
Both have their challenges and are very enjoyable to perform. Ek driver sab tarah ki gaadiyaan chalata hai and as an actor, so can I.
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