Karwaan of talent


by ASJAD NAZIR CELEBRATING IRRFAN KHAN’S CAREER AHEAD OF HIS NEW CINEMA RELEASE HE MAY be recovering from illness, but Irrfan Khan continues to show just why he is one of the finest ac­tors working in the world today. Despite stepping away from the spotlight, the acclaimed star has this year won awards, received massive acclaim for Blackmail, smashed records with the Chi­na release of his 2017 blockbuster Hindi Medium, and delighted festival goers with Hollywood drama Puzzle. His hotly-anticipated next movie Karwaan releases on August 3 and is a comedy-drama about three very different individuals who embark on a road trip with a dead body. The hardworking actor also has a number of big film offers when he is fully recovered. Eastern Eye wishes the amazing actor well as he recovers and pays tribute to his greatness with an all-you-need-to-know A-to-Z about him and an interview with Karwaan director Akarsh Khurana. A is for Awards: The acclaimed actor has earned multiple honours and award nominations throughout his career. Stand-out moments have included a Filmfare and National Award for his role in Paan Singh Tomar, and most recently multiple honours for his starring role in block­buster hit Hindi Medium (see H). In 2011 he was a recipient of India’s fourth-highest civilian honour the Padma Shri. B is for Breakthrough: After years of struggling to establish himself, the actor shot to international fame with a starring role in British director Asif Kapadia’s film The Warrior, which won a BAFTA award and universal acclaim. Irrfan has always acknowledged how much of a turning point in his career The Warrior was and main­tained a close friendship with Kapadia. He is set to team up with the director again for the cine­matic adaptation of Mohsin Hamid’s novel Moth Smoke. C is for Change: Contrary…

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