Bollywood misuses character actors: Irrfan

Bollywood misuses character actors: Irrfan
New Delhi, March 15: He believes his unique choice of work made it tough for filmmakers to "fit" him in a "box". But acclaimed actor Irrfan genuinely feels Hindi cinema needs to pay attention and importance to character artists just as in Hollywood, where, he says, India is currently in fashion.

"When you're doing a Hollywood film, you are treated like a character actor. You are an intrinsic part of the story and your role is defined. When you are doing one such role here, you are just a character. You are there to support the protagonists' crisis or dilemma.

"We misuse character actors here for the main lead. That is why being a character actor here is no fun," Irrfan said Friday at the India Today Conclave 2013 on the.
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