SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE opened Hollywood's doors for Indian Actors. Irrfan one of the favorite actors of Bollywood and Hollywood finds it very interesting after what SLUMDOG has done not only to Indian Cinema but also to the world cinema.
A source close to Irrfan says, ''After SLUMDOG, Indian actors have set a trend in Hollywood. After SLUMDOG, Irrfan is getting a lot more Hollywood scripts.''
Irrfan adds, ''Indian actors are IN these days, they are in fashion now. I have got better roles in Hollywood where they have revised the script where, an American character has been turned Indian, with an Indian name, Indian accent living in the US. It is about marketing eventually, so the film makers are going to cash in on Indian actors and characters. I am glad many Indian actors will join in the process; get a better chance to showcase their talent''.
Irrfan has lot of projects lined up for the year with Tigmanshu Dhulia's PAAN SINGH TOMAR, HISSS with Mallika Sherawat; Yash Raj films NEW YORK, Sanjay Gupta's ACID FACTORY. Irrfan has also been offered a lot of Hollywood projects like, Peter Rice's untitled next; Irrfan has also been offered the Hollywood adaptation of the booker prize winning novel Life of Pi written by Yann Martel, to be directed by Ang Lee.