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Irrfan Khan says Indian filmmakers must become innovative in storytelling

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New Delhi: Internationally acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan feels Indian filmmakers should not just stick to the basics while making a film, but should rather try on to get in more innovative approach to make Indian films known globally.

“If there is any field which becomes stagnant, it will pound to come down. Indian films need to reach the world audience and for that it needs to find a new language,” Irrfan said here at the NDTV Indian of the Year 2015 awards on Tuesday.

“It (Indian filmmakers) needs to find a new way of storytelling. It’s very necessary to find the bigger audience. We can’t keep on making similar kinds of films all the time. We need to find something innovative, like the way audience gaze is evolving and is changing our storytelling ideas,” he added.

“It is bringing new actors and encouraging them,” Irrfan, best known for his roles in Oscar-winning films like “Slumdog Millionaire” and “Life of Pi”, said.

The actor, who had a wonderful last year with all his films – “Piku”, “Talvar”, “Jazbaa” and Hollywood film “Jurassic World” – doing well both commercially as well as critically, was given the Actor of the Year award by former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly.

Asked about his acting style, Irrfan said: “I’m bored with things very easily. I can’t repeat things. For me acting is a way of exploring things.”

“Sometimes when an actor make a comment or pass his opinion, I have heard people saying that ‘he is an actor so he should do only acting’. I feel very strange because for actors everything and anything is their subject matter,” he added.

Asked to share his views on the ongoing ‘intolerance’ debate, Irrfan said: “Everybody should have the right to speak their mind and concerns. If you are told to shut up, then these are not good signs for a growing society.”

“Once (‘Life of Pi’ director) Ang Lee was asked why you don’t speak about your country’s politics when he was here? He said, ‘We don’t speak about politics. We should feel safe to say whatever we want to say. We should be free to express ourselves’.”

Irrfan will next be seen in Hollywood film “Inferno” alongside Tom Hanks.(IANS)(Photo: www.filmymonkey.com)

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Actress Karisma Kapoor Pledges To Fight Against Novel Coronavirus Pandemic

With the donation, Karisma has joined her sister Kareena Kapoor Khan -- who along with her husband Saif Ali Khan and son Taimur Ali Khan pledged her support to the PM Cares Fund and Maharashtra CM's Relief Fund

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The actress took to Instagram on Thursday to share the update, while urging her fans and followers to pitch in as every small bit will help the government fight the coronavirus outbreak. Wikimedia Commons

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, actress Karisma Kapoor has revealed that she along with her children, Samaira and Kiaan, will be extending financial support to the PM-CARES Fund and Maharashtra CM’s Relief Fund.

The actress took to Instagram on Thursday to share the update, while urging her fans and followers to pitch in as every small bit will help the government fight the coronavirus outbreak.

“Every life matters, which is why my children Samaira and Kiaan and I pledge our support to the PM CARES Fund and The Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (Maharashtra). A small contribution can go a long way. Do your bit… for our country, for humanity,” read an image posted by the actress.

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, actress Karisma Kapoor has revealed that she along with her children, Samaira and Kiaan, will be extending financial support to the PM-CARES Fund and Maharashtra CM’s Relief Fund. Wikimedia Commons

“We donated , please donate too.. a small contribution can help so many lives.. #indiafightscorona #jaihind,” she wrote as a caption to the image.

The “Dil To Pagal Hai” actor, however, didn’t reveal the amount of donation.

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With the donation, Karisma has joined her sister Kareena Kapoor Khan — who along with her husband Saif Ali Khan and son Taimur Ali Khan pledged her support to the PM Cares Fund and Maharashtra CM’s Relief Fund.

Other celebrities including Akshay Kumar, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, and Vicky Kaushal, have extended support to the PM Cares Fund as well. (Bollywood Country)