Irrfan Khan: “Filmmakers here don’t respect kids’ intelligence”

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Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan

Having had his fair share of experiences in working in Hollywood, actor Irrfan Khan, knows what the Indian Film Industry is lacking in bringing itself forward.

Seeing for himself how Hollywood caters for each genre, Khan expresses that one of the biggest mistakes Bollywood is making, is not making the right films for it’s younger audience. He himself being an all-rounded actor, dreams of working in a film that is targeted at the younger generation, as��NDTV reported the actor explaining, “I am so eager to do a Hindi film, an Indian movie, which can really entertain kids. Kids are going somewhere else, there is so much exposure, and they know what is cool and what works. They have an idea about things. When I listen to the music that my kids listen to, I am surprised that they are exposed to so much.”

Comparing the West to the East, Khan went onto state, “The great thing about Hollywood children films is that parents can watch them with the kids, here children’s films are like as if they are the dumbest people. Filmmakers here don’t respect kids’ intelligence. I don’t think we have culture of making children films or horror films. We have so much to do and explore.”

Khan’s next Hollywood stint will be in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Jurassic World’. Talking about the filmmaker and the film itself, the actor went onto say, “Jurassic World��is more interesting because it is coming after so many years. I think Spielberg did not do any ‘Jurassic Park’ (1993) movie maybe because he was not getting a good script or maybe he wanted to take a break or maybe revamp it like it happened with ‘Spider Man'(2012).��I was a part of it although there were some issues, my role was not retained that much and fans were disappointed because they did not find my role enough but ‘Jurassic World’ will make you feel nice, it is exciting.”

Khan’s next Bollywood release, will be Shootjit Sircar’s ‘Piku’ starring Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan, which will hit the big screens on 8th May.

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