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Nawauddin Siddiqui reveals late Irrfan Khan took him to meet Danny Boyle without an appointment

Late Irrfan khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are some of the most underrated and talented actors of the industry. And it was a treat for everyone to see them share the screen in The Lunch Box which was directed by Ritesh Batra. The film recently completed 8 years and on such a great day Nawaz in an interview with ETimes opened up about his memories with the late actor and rubbished all the reports of the cold war between them.

In a recent interview, Nawazuddin said, “Irrfan Bhai was like my older brother and I have several precious memories of working with him, even before The Lunchbox happened.”

Further talking about Irrfan Khan, he added, “When the casting for Slumdog Millionaire was going on, he took me to meet Danny Boyle without an appointment. Imagine walking in to meet such a big director without any prior notice. Finally, both of us were cast in the movie, but unfortunately, when the shoot began, I was busy with another movie. So, my part was then offered to another actor. I have learned a lot from Irrfan bhai… even how to meet a big Hollywood director without an appointment.”

Besides being part of Slumdog Billionaire the legendary actor was also part of Hollywood movies like Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man, Jurassic World, and more. He passed away last year after a two-year battle with cancer.

Disha Yadav

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