'The tag of Rs 100 crore is ridiculous,' says Irrfan Khan
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Actor Irrfan Khan, who has carved a niche for himself in Bollywood and Hollywood with meaningful roles, says he does not want to be tagged as a star or get bracketed in a particular slot.
"I don't apply any tags to myself. I don't like it. I challenge tags. I don't want to get tied to any tag. I am an actor. I just want people to see my films. Whether I am an entertainer, performer, actor or star I don't care as long as audience loves my work," Irrfan said in an interview here.
Irrfan says the industry tries to bracket an actor in some slot, but he did not get trapped in it.
"I think somewhere the industry also sees you as a product, they want to use you as a product and you keep fighting against it. You keep trying to do something new. I feel you should never allow yourself to get into any slot," he said.
Today when Rs 100 crore has become the new definition of box office success, Irrfan feels this benchmark is 'ridiculous' and that it harms the purpose of story telling.
"The tag of Rs 100 crore is ridiculous and it will not do well for the film industry. I think film-making is a combination of creativity and money. So you cannot just reduce the power of the story with the tag of money. It cannot be valued just by tag of money. It is not a share market," the 46-year-old said.
"If a film of Rs 100 crore earns Rs 200 crore its good, if a film of Rs 10 crore earns Rs 25-40 crore it is also good. If a film recovers the money and leaves something for the audience to remember then it is very good. I think this is something that should be encouraged. This tag of Rs 100 crore might harm to story telling," he said.
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