Irrfan Khan is not a pretentious actor: Hindi Medium director Saket Chaudhary


That aspiration is across class. You direct the scene in which the actor does his part. “He is never over confident about his craft. 2017-04-21T14:23:58+00:00″>
Published:April 21, 2017 2:23 pm

Irrfan Khan’s Hindi Medium revolves around the stereotype of English over Hindi and the class divide which it ends up creating. He is not the kind of actor who pretends that he knows it all. Watch video
“The subject is so relevant. Hindi Medium revolves around the stereotype of English over Hindi and the class divide which it ends up creating. The duo realised it was too big an idea to incorporate in the Farhan Akhtar-Vidya Balan starrer, so after the release of the film in 2014, they started developing the idea further and finally pitched it to producer Dinesh Vijan. Also read: Neil Nitin Mukesh joins Golmaal Again gang, gets a musical welcome from Parineeti Chopra. He has a certain every-man appeal,” Saket says. I have the humility to say, ‘I am no one to teach him how to act.’ He is way beyond that,” he adds. This is across the board, from someone who lives in a posh apartment to a lady who comes and cleans it. Filmmaker Saket Chaudhary says while directing Irrfan Khan in Hindi Medium he realised that the actor has no pretence of being a ‘know-it-all’. “Even a maid today wants to send their children in the same school as that of the people she works for. His process is very personal and he constantly prepares for his role, discussing it and figuring out how to play it better,” Saket told PTI. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App now “As a director when you’re working with him, you’re explaining the scene to him, you don’t direct the actor. It was a very important subject and we have tried to show exactly this in the film.”
Hindi Medium is scheduled to release on May 12. “From the time we came up with a scene where he owns a shop in Chandni Chowk (in Delhi) which sells designer lehenga, we knew only Irrfan can play this character. We realised that today irrespective of the background of the parent, they still want to have the best education for the children. The director says the idea came about while he was researching along with his co-writer Zeenat Lakhani for his last film, Shaadi Ke Side Effects. In the film, Irrfan plays a father to a young girl who he wants to enroll in a top notch school.