Boman Irani might have started his Bollywood career a little late, but his acting prowess never fails to impress us. Time and again, he has effortlessly molded himself in different characters and completely amazed us; be it Dr. Asthana in ‘Munnabhai MBBS’ or Virus in ‘3 Idiots’.
And now, the versatile actor would be playing the role of the Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi, in a film titled, ‘Jhalki’.
The film will be directed by a National Award-winning filmmaker, Brahmanand Singh. Boman Irani spoke to Mumbai Mirror about this iconic character and the film,
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It’s a film about a little girl looking for her brother who is missing while working as a child laborer. I canned my portions in a few days. Kailash Satyarthi is a person every Indian should be in awe of. I shot at Mirzapur, it was 47 degrees. It’s a wonderful realization to go there and understand the problems people in different parts of the country go through.
For Boman, it is all about connecting to the soul of the character, he continued.
It’s about understanding his beautiful way with children. He is so fearless while carrying out rescue operations. At the same time, with the kids, he was like a child himself. You take the spirit of the person instead of resorting to mimicry.
Kailash Satyarthi is an Indian children’s rights activist. He founded the Bachpan Bachao Andolan in 1980, and has fought to protect the rights of more than 83,000 children from 144 countries.