Irrfan Khan chose Piku over Ridley Scotts The Martian

New Delhi: Actor Irrfan Khan is gearing up for two releases this summer, Piku in Bollywood and Jurassic World in Hollywood.

While he will be seen around dinosaurs in Jurrasic World, in Piku we will see him rubbing shoulders with Amitabh Bachchan.

The special thing about Piku (as many might not know) is that as he rejected Ridley Scott’s ‘The Martian’ for the Amitabh, Deepika-starrer.

Irrfan had to let go of Ridley Scott’s film ‘The Martian’ for Piku but the actor is hopeful that he gets another chance to work with the Hollywood director.

“I was hoping to do The Martian and Piku but the schedule did not permit. I hope to work with Ridley Scott again. It was a second miss as I was earlier supposed to work with him in ‘Body of Lies’ but that also did not work out.”

Meanwhile, Irrfan Khan is looking forward to the Paris premiere of his upcoming Hollywood project Jurassic World in which he plays a very interesting role.

The movie, fourth in the Jurassic Park franchise, will see Irrfan in the role of Simon Masrani, the CEO of the Masrani Corporation and the owner of Jurassic World.

“It is a very interesting role. It is about the conflict about the morality of science and human tendency to market it. The film’s premiere is in Paris, which I might attend,” the actor said.

The actor was recently in Budapest to prepare for his role in Tom Hanks-starrer Inferno, which is based on Dan Brown’s novel of the same name.

“It is a very international cast. There is Tom Hanks, Felicity (Jones), Omar (Sy) and me. I was there for the preparation and had a great time. I tried on clothes and we had reading scenes. I have a very good feel about this film. I love my part and Ron (Howard) is fantastic. So is Tom, he is such a warm actor,” Irrfan said.

The actor will next be seen in Vishal Bhardwaj’s production and Nishikant Kamat’s Madaari, which is a thriller.

(With inputs from PTI)

 

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