Saturday, October 5, 2013

Not doing Bhupen Hazarika biopic: Irrfan Khan

New Delhi: Actor Irrfan Khan has denied reports that he is playing Bhupen Hazarika in Kalpana Lajmi’s upcoming biopic, saying the role was never offered to him.
 
There were reports that after enjoying critical acclaim for his performance in “The Lunchbox”, Irrfan has the Bhupen Hazarika biopic in his kitty.
 
“I was never offered the role. I would love to play him onscreen. He was a great human being with a huge body of work. People like him should be remembered always. But the script should be really strong,” Irrfan told PTI in an interview.
 
Filmmaker Kalpana Lajmi will direct the biopic on her relationship with the legendary musician, who died on November 5, 2011. It will be produced by Pooja Bhatt.