Many remember the late actor Irrfan Khan fondly for his incredibly personal and moving performances in films that span over decades. From starring in Namesake with Tabu to Pan Singh Tomar and even in the Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire, Irrfan Khan has fans around the globe. Now after the actor's early demise, fans are going back to looking at some of his old interviews.
In one of his most interesting interviews with Rajeev Masand Irrfan Khan revealed that he isn't afraid of getting old. Speaking about his relationship with films he said, "The most important thing to become an actor is to explore yourself; observe yourself; reflect your surrounding and the society in some way. And, I'm really fortunate that I could do that through my job."
Irrfan also said that he is not very particular about the age of a person. He said, "I don't understand what is the obessession of counting years. Age has nothing to do with wisdom. It's just what kind of life you are leading."
"Sometimes I meet kids who are much more wiser than me. It's just an exposure and your bent of mind then you definitely seek and grow. Sometimes you have an attitude or tendency to grasp or observe thing. If you have that then age is just a factor. But I'm fortunate that I chose this job. Initially, I chose it for fame and money but as I entered into drama schools and I saw the potential of it, " he added.
He concluded saying, "It's a tragedy if you don't realise that your creative instincts are gone. It is a helpless situation where you don't know why it's not working. I think that's the most frightful and scary thing."