Irrfan Khan's THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN which is going to be released on 29th June would mark his graduation and acceptance as one of the finest actors to have ever been a part of the Hollywood saga. The maxim is being put forward as SPIDERMAN has evolved into a brand which has a universal acceptability and to be able to be a part of this brand which would make him a recognizable face all over the world would certainly push his envelope to be considered for meatier roles in Hollywood.
Irrfan Khan has been acting for quite some time in the Hollywood films, but these films were more of arty types or had a background of Indian sub-continent where he played the role of the Indian character. Be it THE NAMESAKE, DANIEL PEARL, or THE SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE the underlining linkage about the roles was the Indian connection. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN could strictly speaking also be a part of this category, but difference lies in the fact that here the setting is not that which has an Asiatic flavor but it has a pan-world favor.
On the eve of the release of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN, it would indeed be the perfect moment to run a trip down memory lane and bring into relief the role played by various actors from Hindi cinema from time to time in the films produced from Hollywood.