Acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan, who has made inroads into Hollywood, has won awards galore, but he says an Oscar is one trophy that can change “everything” for an artiste. In an interview to writer Raja Sen for the October Issue of Architectural Digest India, Irrfan opened up about his Oscar fantasy while discussing an area of his Oshiwara house where he has stacked his awards.
Asked where he will keep the Oscar when he gets it, Irrfan said: “So many awards mean so little, but that…that is an award that would change everything; it can open up every choice for an actor. If it were ever to come, it would come with its own place. It would find its own place,” added the actor, who features in Hollywood director Ron Howard’s forthcoming film Inferno, featuring Tom Hanks.
One of the finest actors in present-day Hindi cinema, Irrfan loves his home to have a water body and mirrors. Confessing to a mirror fetish, he said: “I always peer into them even if I’m walking by in a hurry.” His present house, which also has a swing which Irrfan enjoys, fulfils his wish of having “an area surrounded by mirrors, where I can see myself from every angle”.
British filmmaker Asif Kapadia’s “The Warrior” in 2001 gave a much-needed fillip to his career and an exposure to the West that opened new vistas. From there on, there was no looking back. He has been associated with foreign films like The Namesake, Life of Pi, A Mighty Heart, Slumdog Millionaire, and The Amazing Spider-Man.
Irrfan will be seen joining Hollywood actor Tom Hanks in his quest to save the world on the silver screen in Oscar-winning director Ron Howard’s film Inferno. The film, which is scheduled for October 14 release in India.