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Updated January 7th, 2024 at 10:18 IST

When Irrfan Khan says working in Hollywood does not help get ‘good work’ in Indian industry

Irrfan Khan, who starred in several Hollywood films claimed that his international stints had nothing to do with his ability to land a suitable job back home.

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Irrfan Khan | Image:Irrfan Khan file photo
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Irrfan Khan was one of the most popular actors in Bollywood. The ace actor starred in several Hollywood projects as well. He gained international recognition for his roles in movies such as Jurassic World, A Mighty Heart, The Namesake, Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-Man, and Life of Pi. In an old interview, the actor confessed that success in the West does not translate to good work back home.

When Irrfan Khan said there is a change in perception in Hollywood regarding Indian actors 

In an interview with PTI in 2015, Irrfan Khan admitted that his Hollywood career has had no impact on his work in India. He added, “Hollywood projects have nothing to do with my career here. Definitely, the perception of you as an actor has changed audience sees our man is doing great work there. It changes their perception of Hollywood. But in Indian industry, it doesn’t help to get you good work.”  

Irrfan Khan in a Hollywood film | Image: IMDb

He continued that Indian actors have been gaining recognition in the global markets. He added, “The market has opened up for Indian stories and talent, technicians. It feels great to see Indian actors doing work there.. I am happy for Priyanka Chopra (the lead in American TV show Quantico).” 

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Irrfan Khan opens up about getting his dues in the Hindi film industry a bit late 

In the same conversation, Irrfan Khan was asked if he thinks he got his due in the industry. The actor commented, “I have seen people getting drowned, finishing their life just because they have complaints and grudges. There must be something in me that is responsible for whatever is happening to me good or bad.” 

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Irrfan Khan in a Hollywood film | Image: IMDb

Irrfan also asserted that he does not have the time to think of things like getting his due. He added, “I don’t think about that. I think we as actors are pressed for time. I don’t think I have enough time to think about these things. The things that add to my life or which make me simpler and harmonious with life I give value to those things rather than complain or hold grudges.” 

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Published January 7th, 2024 at 10:18 IST

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