Irrfan Khan was all praises for Priyanka Chopra and her new-found recognition in Hollywood at the trailer launch of his upcoming film Madaari. Calling her a much-worthy candidate, Irrfan said the actress deserved a lot more than what has been currently coming her way.
“Priyanka deserves every recognition coming her way. She deserves much more. The way she has reached there in such a small time and with so much recognition, I think she is doing great. And that industry is not easy. It is something that is happening out of this world and she deserves ever praise coming her way,” the veteran actor said.
Irrfan also expressed the hope of seeing Indian directors making a mark in the West: “I hope more and more people, especially directors, would also travel there and make a name for themselves. We have so many talented people here.”
The Madaari star also made light of a question concerning his chances of dining with Barack Obama, akin to Priyanka Chopra. “I will dine with Barack next year in January. He wanted to come in December this year, but I told him I would be dining with Lalu Prasad Yadav in December. He asked me, ‘Who Lalu?’ I said,’you don’t know Lalu. Then how can I dine with you,'” quipped Irrfan.