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I'm not Sachin Tendulkar: Irrfan on the numbers game in Bollywood- Cinema express

I'm not Sachin Tendulkar: Irrfan on the numbers game in Bollywood

The actor, whose Qarib Qarib Singlle is out in theatres, says he is not bothered by statistics

Published: 11th November 2017

Irrfan Khan, whose Qarib Qarib Singlle was released yesterday, says he is not bothered by the numbers game in Bollywood. The actor's last release Hindi Medium had crossed Rs 100 crore worldwide.

Asked if he has started learning the numbers game, the National Award winning actor says, "I do not want to get into that zone. I am not Sachin Tendulkar to score 100 in most of the matches. I, as an actor, have done my work sincerely and I think as an actor, I shouldn't get into the business part."

"By saying this, I am not pitching anything to anybody. Every individual should follow what suits them. Number game does not suit me," he adds.

Before the release of Tanuja Chandra's directorial Qarib Qarib Singlle, which features actress Parvathy, Irrfan had said he felt a certain pressure and anxiety over the film. "I feel anxious before any every release, but the good thing is, with time, the span of anxiety is becoming shorter." Hoever, he said he is confident "about the story that I have chosen, from my instinct".

According to Irrfan, he took a lot of time to build up the character of Yogi in his latest film. "Though the character of Yogi has been written brilliantly, I took some time to catch the right note of the character, and to understand his behavior - that one element that makes the character fascinating for me. We sat for many reading and I took months to make the character of my own, to play it convincingly."

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