Irrfan Khan Birth Anniversary: Irrfan Was Scared To Do A Long Lovemaking Sequence With Dimple Kapadia And More EXCLUSIVE Unknown Facts About The Star

Irrfan Khan never got a chance to write his memoirs. If he had done so it would have been a killer. Irrfan very literally, never lied. Irrfan was brutally honest. Here are some unknown facts about the actor that would probably have been in that memoir.

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Irrfan Khan Birth Anniversary: Irrfan Was Scared To Do A Long Lovemaking Sequence With Dimple Kapadia And More EXCLUSIVE Unknown Facts About The Star
Irrfan Khan never got a chance to write his memoirs. If he had done so it would have been a killer. Irrfan very literally, never lied. Irrfan was brutally honest. And this quality showed up in his work. It also reflected in his life, and his workplace attitude. Here are some incidents from his life that showed up his honesty.

1. Maiden India:  Irrfan made one of his maiden appearances in Govind Nihalani’s most unusual marital drama Drishti where Irrfan played Dimple Kapadia’s husband Shekhar Kapur’s nephew who has an affair with her. Irrfan had to do a long intimate lovemaking sequence with Dimple, and  he was petrified  that he would  touch in the wrong places. Dimple put him at ease. Women were always a guiding force in Irrfan’s life.

2. Always A Warrior: Indie director Asif Kapadia, better known for his documentaries on Amy Winehouse and Maradona directed Irrfan in his first international breakthrough film way back in 2001. The film Warrior got disqualified from the Oscars’ shortlist for the Best Foreign Film from Britain because the language  was Hindi.Irrfan  couldn’t stop laughing. He  could see the  humour  in cultural segregation.

3.  Westward Chalo: Making it big in the West  was  never a burning ambition  for Irrfan, though he  did feel bad  about  about how Indian cinema  got left behind from  international award every year.  He once told me,  “We're yet to make inroads into the West and the way Chinese cinema is made. I mean, long before Ang Lee's Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Bruce Lee had made an impact on the Western audience with his Enter The Dragon. Indian cinema is yet to make that kind of impact. But we're getting there.”

4. Irrfan’s Favourite Director:  Hands Down it was Mira Nair. She not  only introduced him to the  screen in  Salaam Bombay, she  then made  him an international star  in The Namesake. Very  few know  he  played the lead  opposite the  very  attractive  and  successful Natalie Portman in  a  Gujju-Jew short  film  Kosher  Vegetarian   directed  by  Mira Nair. Irrfan and Natalie remained friends even  after the  shooting  was  over.

5. Irrfan, no Khan:  Irrfan  dropped  his surname after being  subjected to Islamaphobic  surveillance  in the US.  He  told me,  “It happened to me on two occasions. I was detained in New York and Los Angeles airport for secondary interrogation. I was outraged. I was told to quietly come into a room for questioning and identification verification. I wasn’t allowed to talk. When I tried to ask why I was being treated this way, I was told to keep quiet. I wasn’t allowed to use my phone. They said, ‘No, you just sit down.’ All because my name was Irrfan Khan. You can’t argue or rationalize.” Surname  or  no name, Irrfan remained  the  most  talented  Khan  in  Bollywood.

 


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