Films done only for money are a painful experience: Irrfan

May 30, 2012, 12:31 IST | PTI

Irrfan, who had his first major solo hit in Bollywood with 'Paan Singh Tomar', says he will not sign new films just for a fat pay cheque

"Big bucks can entice anyone but I don't want to end up doing films just for monetary reasons. When you do a film for money, the cash flow does look good but the journey is really a painful experience. I would rather earn less than accept such films where I stay frustrated and irritated on the sets," Irrfan said.


"I would rather strive for a situation where I can do the kind of work I can do and earn money for the producers and myself. That's my goal." The 49-year-old actor is returning with Tigmanshu Dhulia for the sequel of 'Sahib, Biwi Aur Gangster 2'. After making waves with 'Haasil' and 'Paan Singh Tomar', the duo are expected to come up with another interesting story.

"I really liked Tigmanshu's idea for the sequel. He was talking to me about some other film. When I casually asked him about the sequel to 'Saheb Biwi aur Gangster', he said he was still working on the script.

"One day he just came and told me that he had a surprise for me in the form of the 'Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster' sequel. I loved the character he explained to me and I was on," says Irrfan, who would be playing a jilted royal out for revenge in the film.

Irrfan will be seen playing the character of Dr Ratha in Hollywood film 'The Amazing Spider-Man', slated to release this summer. "Let's see how the character is placed in the story. There is no point talking about it now when I am yet to see the final cut."

He will also be seen in Ang Lee's 3D film 'The Life of Pi', which releases by the end of this year. 

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