Christopher Nolan praises late actor Irrfan Khan

Prominent Hollywood director, Christopher Nolan, whose thriller is running currently in Indian theatres, recently talked about the stellar personality of late actor Irrfan Khan. In a recent interview, Nolan also opened about not being able to collaborate with Irrfan Khan for 2014 hit Interstellar.

Irrfan was approached by the director along with many talented artists including Anne Hathway, Matthew McConaughy but due to prior work engagements Irrfan couldn’t be a part of Interstellar.

When Irrfan had opted out of Nolan’s movie, he opened up about his decision in an interview.

“They expected a huge commitment from my end. I had to stay in the US for four months at a stretch. I tried to work out my schedule and suggested if I could shuttle between India and the US as it wouldn’t have been possible for me to be there for that long. I wanted to be here for The Lunchbox and D-Day. They couldn’t allow that. I don’t have a tendency to regret what I do, but knowing it’s a Christopher Nolan film, I can say that this has been one of the most difficult decisions I’ve made.”

Interestingly, Christopher Nolan, whose spy thriller is currently running in Indian theatres, revealed that it was “unfortunate” that he couldn’t get to work with Irrfan. The director also called Irrfan a great actor. As per a report, Nolan said, “I did meet Irrfan for Interstellar. I was looking forward to working with him. Unfortunately, he wasn’t able to do the film. He was a great actor.”

He also confirmed that Irrfan was indeed approached for a role in Interstellar.

Christopher Nolan directorial. Tenet also has veteran actress Dimple Kapadia as Priya in a role. The movie is led by John David Washington and Robert Pattinson.

Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan passed away at the age of 53 as he lost his battle against neuroendocrine tumor. Irrfan Khan made his debut in Bollywood film industry as the solemn letter writer in Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay in 1988. He later went on to work in cinema of different languages, places and type. The iconic actor has left a void in Indian film industry that can never be filled.