For Irrfan Khan, the ultimate test of an actor’s mettle lies not in stealing scenes but rather in giving them away by disappearing imperceptibly into characters who often go unnoticed. From Bollywood to ‘The Namesake’ to ‘Life of Pi,’ Khan shares his thoughts on this and more in this exclusive interview.
Tagged: Yann Martel
Ang Lee’s decision to undertake an adaptation of Yann Martel’s bestselling novel required a major leap of faith. The book’s fantastical journey — a love-among-the-shipwrecked-ruins tale taking place almost entirely on a small boat in the middle of the Pacific — violates the three cardinal rules of filmmaking: Thou shalt not make a film involving animals, water, or children.