Filmmaker Christopher Nolan who has given some incredible films like Batman trilogy, Inception, Memento, Dunkirk and many more is one such director that an actor would do anything to work with him. Usually, no actors leave the opportunity to work with Nolan, however, Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan had to refuse his offer due to his other work commitments. Nolan once had approached Khan for his sci-fi film, Interstellar but couldn't do it as he wanted to be there for The Lunchbox and D-Day and it was not possible or feasible for the late actor to shuttle between countries.
Recently, during the promotions of Tenet, Christopher Nolan was asked about the late actor Irrfan Khan and it was then he confessed approaching Khan for Interstellar. "Yes. I did meet Irrfan for Interstellar. I was looking forward to working with him. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to do the film. He was a great actor," Nolan told ETimes. Back in 2013, Irrfan had told the publication about why he couldn't say yes to Christopher Nolan. He said, "They expected a huge commitment from my end. I had to stay in the US for four months at a stretch. I tried to work out my schedule and suggested if I could shuttle between India and the US as it wouldn’t have been possible for me to be there for that long. I wanted to be here for The Lunchbox and D-Day.
“They couldn’t allow that. I don’t have a tendency to regret what I do, but knowing it’s a Christopher Nolan film, I can say that this has been one of the most difficult decisions I’ve made," he further added.
Christopher Nolan’s Tenet also stars one of the Indian veterans, Dimple Kapadia. One of the finest actors, Irrfan Khan passed on April 29 away after succumbing to the neuroendocrine tumour. ALSO READ: Christopher Nolan Dishes Out The Reason Why Dimple Kapadia Was Important In Tenet
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