In an interview, Boman Irani said, “In my opinion, basic education should be accessible to every child in this country. Later, they should practice their choice of higher education, and things should not be imposed on them. I am not a big believer in formal education because I am a self-taught actor and photographer. I do not believe that one can only education himself between the age of five to 25. But I said that because formal education did not work for me that well.”
He continued, “Having said that I think when children go to school, they get a sense of childhood (later in their lives) because that is how society looks at children who are cared for. What they learn in school, and how much they are educated by attending class, is a different discussion. But access to education the whole thing of wearing a uniform, walking together with classmates and going to school such things give them a structure in life.”
Boman plays the lead role in the new film Jhalki, which addresses the issue of child labor. He portrays the character of Shyam Singh in the film, who is broadly based on the Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi, known for his work for children's rights and the Bachpan Bachao movement.
The film is one of the releases of the Children’s Day weekend. The film has directed by Brahmanand Siingh and features two child artistes Aarti and Goraksha along with Sanjay Suri, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Divya Dutta, and Govind Namdev.