News Hindi

Irrfan Khan turns to Urdu poetry for Ronnie Screwvala's next

The film, produced by Screwvala's RSVP productions, will be directed by Akarsh Khurana.

Shriram Iyengar

Irrfan Khan is on a roll. The actor has been busy with quite a few international projects, including The Song of Scorpions which is set to premiere at the upcoming Locarno Film Festival. However, he is now set to return to India to work on a new project, produced by Ronnie Screwvala's RSVP productions.

While details of the film are yet unknown, it will be directed by theatre director and writer Akarsh Khurana. Khurana, who has been a writer on films like Baazigar (1993), Daag: The Fire (1999), is on board to helm the film revolving around three characters from different walks of life, who come together on a bizarre journey.

Irrfan Khan is expected to play the role of a conservative, yet quirky lover of Urdu poetry in the film. The last time the actor played an Urdu poet was in Vishal Bhardwaj's 7 Khoon Maaf (2011).

Khan has been in the news for several international projects this year, starting with the web series, The Tokyo Trials. The actor has also finished shooting for his other international project, The Puzzle, alongside actresses Kelly Macdonald and Saba Qamar.