Indian actors Irrfan Khan and Tillotama Shome were named the best actors at the recently concluded International Film Festival of Queensland (IFFQ) in Australia, for their performances in `Qissa`. The movie also won the best director award for Geneva-based Anup Singh.
Brilliant actor Irrfan and internationally renowned US-based Indian director Mira Nair are likely to again team up for "The Bengali Detective", a film about a middle-aged detective in Kolkata who is keen to learn contemporary dancing.
Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui has shared screen space with big names like Aamir Khan and Irrfan Khan, but he says he has never been intimidated by their star power. Had he been awestruck, he says he would not have been honest with his characters.
Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra`s critically acclaimed film `The Lunchbox` beat out Hollywood movies, Oscar contenders, and all other foreign-language films to score the number one per-theatre average gross of any film in North America last weekend.
Irrfan Khan is reaching new heights with every passing year in his career. The western world is smitten with the actor. Last year, his film, `The Lunchbox` was lauded at all the international film festivals where it was screened.