Why Irrfan Khan is No Run-of-The-Mull Romeo


Irfan Khan has been one of those intense content-driven actors who effortlessly transform marginal characters to much genuine inspiring heroes. Counting down his best works as Ashoke Ganguli of The Namesake, the guilt-ridden Miya of Maqbool, the stubborn Umber Singh of Quissa or the amiable Monty of Life in a Metro. Irfan Khan so far has been one sturdy pillar in action that outlines the Bollywood.

This film star has even worked with international celebrities like Ang Lee and Danny Boyle but now he probably has got his comfort zone. So far romantic characters have been a captivating plot for him and his imagination. Still he brings out the nuance (subtle difference) and heft to the archetype of ‘Romantic Bollywood Hero’. He is for now a secure actor who can appear alongside fresh female leads. Here is a listing of the promising pairings, who have or are about to share the set with Irfan Khan.

Mithila Palkar in Karwaan

Renowned as the cup song girl, Mithila has rocked on the digital world with her web series, Little Things. None so far is clear of the character threads but cheerful Mithila and enigmatic Irfan could make a nerdy combination. Furthermore, it’s a debut film for both Mithila Palkar and Dulquer Salman as well in the industry.

Parvathy in Qarib Qarib Singlle

It’s rather a nice combo when Kerala’s Best Actress Award winner shares screen with the very versatile Irfan Khan. The movie upholds a love story where two opposites attract and eventually fall in love.

Golshifteh Farhani in the Songs of Scorpions

The story shares a folk tale of twisted love and revenge. It holds the characters of a scorpion singer by an Iranian actress, Golshifteh Farhani, from Rajasthan and a tenacious camel rider.

The pairing is a battle of the equals, with both of them being rebels in their own ways.

Saba Qamar in Hindi Medium

Saba Qamar has been a Pakistani TV actress who has worked opposite to the likes of Fawad Khan. Her readiness to act as a mother was what impressed director Saket Chaudhary. It was this perfect pairing which made the film work despite of all the flaws in the plot.

Nimrat Kaur in the Lunchbox

The film contains romance between a widowed office clerk and an unhappy housewife. That’s what made the spectators notice Nimrat Kaur, who had earlier appeared in ads and plays. She has ideally conveyed the emotions of loneliness and frustration with her ‘against the will’ marriage. Nimrat for sure is talented who upholds Irfan Khan on the other end.