Did Irrfan Khan take a dig at Bollywood's 'Queen' Kangana Ranaut?

May 13, 2016, 08:07 IST | The Hitlist Team

Irrfan Khan is best known for his acting prowess, but he can also be extremely witty and sarcastic at times. The actor dropped a hint that he might not act with Bollywood's queen Kangana Ranaut

Irrfan Khan is best known for his acting prowess, but he can also be extremely witty and sarcastic at times. The actor dropped a hint that he might not act with Bollywood’s reigning queen, Kangana Ranaut.

Irrfan and Kangana Ranaut
Irrfan Khan and Kangana Ranaut

During an event for his upcoming film, 'Madaari', on Wednesday, the actor seemed to be in his element. When asked about starring with Kangana in a film, he quipped, “Kangana has gone beyond reach. I think I will work with her only if I wish to be a heroine. If I get a script in which she plays the hero and I am the heroine, only then will I do it.” (Read more)

Irrfan was clearly hinting at Kangana’s recent statements that there are three heroes in her upcoming film Rangoon — Kangana herself, Saif Ali Khan and Shahid Kapoor. With Kangs desiring to be the hero of the film and demanding to be paid on par with the guys, Irrfan could only see himself playing the heroine’s part in a film with the actress.

(Watch Irrfan Khan's 'Madaari' trailer here)

There had been buzz that Kangana was slated to feature in Sai Kabir’s upcoming film Divine Lovers with Irrfan. However, recently, Kangana opted out and Zareen Khan was roped in. (Read more)

During the event, the actor credited his directors for his achievements and hopes to see Indian filmmakers going West and making a mark there. “We have so many talented directors, they must go and work there,” Irrfan said.

He also heaped praise on his B-Town colleague Priyanka Chopra, who has been doing well in the US with her performance in TV show Quantico. “Priyanka deserves every recognition coming her way. She deserves much more. The way she has reached Hollywood in such a small time and with so much recognition, I think she is doing great. And that industry is not easy. She deserves every praise coming her way,” he added.

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