Irrfan Khan said, “Indian films need to reach the world audience and for that it needs to find a new language.”
Internationally acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan feels Indian filmmakers should not just stick to the basics while making a film, but should rather try on to get in more innovative approach to make Indian films known globally.
â€œIf there is any field which becomes stagnant, it will pound to come down. Indian films need to reach the world audience and for that it needs to find a new language,â€ Irrfan said at an awards show.
â€œIt (Indian filmmakers) needs to find a new way of storytelling. Itâ€™s very necessary to find the bigger audience. We canâ€™t keep on making similar kind of films all the time. We need to find something innovative, like the way audience gaze is evolving and is changing our storytelling ideas,â€ he added. (Read:Â Irrfan Khan is Mindy Kalingâ€™s â€˜favourite actorâ€™)
â€œIt is bringing new actors and encouraging them,â€ Irrfan, best known for is roles in Oscar-winning films like â€œSlumdog Millionaireâ€ and â€œLife of Piâ€, said.
The actor, who had a wonderful last year with all his films â€“ â€œPikuâ€, â€œTalvarâ€, â€œJazbaaâ€ and Hollywood film â€œJurassic Worldâ€ â€“ doing well both commercially as well as critically, was given the Actor of the Year award by former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly. (Also read:Â Iâ€™m just beguiled by Irrfan Khanâ€™s magic eyes: Tom Hanks)
Asked about his acting style, Irrfan said: â€œIâ€™m bored with things very easily. I canâ€™t repeat things. For me acting is a way of exploring things.â€
Asked to share his views on the on-going â€˜intoleranceâ€™ debate, Irrfan said: â€œEverybody should have the right to speak their mind and concerns. If you are told to shut up, then these are not good signs for a growing society.â€
â€œOnce (â€˜Life of Piâ€™ director) Ang Lee was asked why you donâ€™t speak about your countryâ€™s politics when he was here? He said, â€˜We donâ€™t speak about politics. We should feel safe to say whatever we want to say. We should be free to express ourselvesâ€™.â€
Irrfan will next be seen in Hollywood film â€œInfernoâ€ alongside Tom Hanks.