Published Nov 12, 2017 11:33am

I'm not Sachin Tendulkar, says Irrfan Khan as he dismisses Bollywood's numbers game

Bollywood's crore clubs aren't for everybody.

While the Khans vie against each other to rack up the highest-grossing films, Irrfan Khan says that the numbers of his films don't interest him.

In a recent statement to the Indian press, he said, "I do not want to get into that zone. I am not Sachin Tendulkar to score 100 in most of the matches. I, as an actor, have done my work sincerely and I think as an actor, I shouldn't get into the business part."

Even though his last film Hindi Medium, which also starred Pakistani actor Saba Qamar, made over a 100 crore, Irfan insists that the "number game does not suit [him]":

"By saying this, I am not pitching anything to anybody. Every individual should follow what suits them. Number game does not suit me."

Also read: Atif Aslam sings of lost love for Irrfan Khan's next film Qarib Qarib Singlle

With business concerns not affecting him, one would think Irrfan has it rather easy, but that's not the case. He admits that he experiences the nerves before the release of every film, including his latest project , Tanuja Chandra's directorial 'Qarib Qarib Singlle' that released yesterday.

"I feel anxious before any every release, but the good thing is, with time, the span (of anxiety) is becoming shorter." He said he is confident "about the story that I have chosen, from my instinct".

Qarib Qarib Singlle is a quirky love story and we know from Piku that Irrfan shines in those. Guess he really doesn't have anything to worry about.

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