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After Piku, Irrfan Khan to play romantic characters again


Actors often get typecast due to their on-screen characters. While some are only offered comedy films, others are stuck with the chocolate boy or girl-next-door roles.

Irrfan Khan has portrayed serious characters in most of his films, but a source reveals that the actor will be seen playing romantic roles in his next three movies.

“This year, Irrfan played serious roles in Madaari and in the Hollywood film Inferno. In his next three movies, his characters will lean towards romance. He has signed a project with Abhinay Deo, and though the movie is a dark comedy, Irrfan’s role will be somewhat romantic. In another movie, which is being directed by Tanuja Chandra and stars Richa Chadha, he will play a romantic role again, as the film is a romantic comedy. That project will be followed by Hindi Medium, which also belongs to a similar genre and features Pakistani actor Saba Qamar,” says the source.

The source says that it was the actor’s role in Piku (2015) that opened a lot of avenues to the actor. “Irrfan’s character in Piku presented him in a different light altogether. Directors have since been looking at him differently, and are offering him such roles,” says the source.

Irrfan will begin shooting for Tanuja’s film by late January and will work on Abhinay’s film from March. The actor was not available for a comment.