I’m in Rs 1000 crore zone: Irrfan

If Bollywood’s big Khans are eyeing Rs 100 crore and Rs 200 crore club, internationally acclaimed Irrfan Khan says he has already surpassed that with ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ and ‘The Amazing Spiderman’ collections.

I’m in Rs 1000 crore zone: Irrfan

“‘Slumdog Millionaire’ has earned more than Rs 800 crore, ‘Spiderman’ must have gone beyond that and ‘Life of Pi’ will definitely go bigger because the cost itself is Rs 500 crore. So, I am working in both kinds of films and I am in the Rs 1000 crore zone,” said Irrfan.

Thanks to international offers, Irrfan has an option to move base to Hollywood, but says he has no such plans. “I get a lot of Hollywood films and if I want to shift there and live there, I could do that. But then I will have to depend on each and every film that is coming my way for survival and I don’t want to do that. I want to choose subjects that are special to me, giving me something extra as an actor to engage myself and that’s why I do Hollywood film, otherwise, I don’t get money,” he said.

“It doesn’t mean that if it’s a $100 million film I am getting a million dollar. It’s not like that…Sometimes I lose money. But the kind of films I did has given me a longer life as an actor. The prime thing for me is to be interested in this job. Once I lose interest, then what will I do?” added Irrfan.

Filmmakers cast him because he is a saleable actor, he further added. “I feel I am saleable otherwise nobody would have cast me. Industry is not here for social service, they cast you because you get that much money on the table. I have my own limitations, I have my own market and that’s why I am being cast in a film, which is (made on a budget of) around Rs 20 crore or Rs 50 crore,” said the 45-year-old.           —IANS

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