Fri, 08 Aug 2014 10:30:00 GMT | By PTI

It's time we start inspiring world cinema: Irrfan

Irrfan Khan says the Indian film industry should stop looking to Hollywood cinema for inspirations


It's time we start inspiring world cinema: Irrfan (© AP)

Mumbai: Actor Irrfan Khan, who has made his presence felt in Hollywood with some big projects, feels the time has come when Indian films and filmmakers start inspiring the world with their talent and stories.

"We keep looking to Hollywood cinema for inspirations. But I feel, it is time that we start inspiring them as we have great stories and talented people here," Irrfan told reporters at the DVD launch of Ritesh Batra's 'The Lunchbox'.

The 47-year-old actor said he was happy for his 'The Lunchbox' co-star Nimrat Kaur, who will feature in American TV series 'Homeland'.

"I have come to know that Nimrat is doing 'Homeland', it is a great achievement. When you go to other countries, the working atmosphere.. The setup is different from what we do here. It is altogether a different experience," he said.

While the National Award-winning actor has carved a niche for himself in Hindi film industry, he managed to get noticed globally with his performances in films like 'A Mighty Heart', 'The Namesake', 'Slumdog Millionaire', 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and 'Life of Pi'.

Irrfan's next Hollywood venture is the fourth installment of the hit 'Jurassic Park' franchise, titled 'Jurassic World'.

"I have just completed 'Jurassic World'. Other actors (Indian) getting more opportunities there (Hollywood), it is a sign of growth for our industry," he said.

He will be seen next with actress Kangana Ranaut in director Sai Kabir's next 'Divine Lovers'.

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