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Madaari: Irrfan Khan explains why film making is no more an 'art form'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:50 IST

Irrfan Khan has been associated with two of the most loved films of 2015, Talvar and Piku. Known for his unique dialogue delivery, Irrfan is now gearing up for the release of Nishikant Kamat's Madaari.

In an interview to a leading daily, when the actor was asked whether he considers film making an art or commerce, he said,

"Now, art films don't exist. What do you call art film? Where is the art film?"

He added that a new kind of cinema is emerging in India and it is difficult to categorise the same as art or commerce.

"Main art film ki den nahin hoon, main aisi film ki den hoon jiski definition media ne dhundi nahin hai. (I am a product of art films, I am also the product of a kind of cinema that the media can't define). It is now not about art, it is not about mainstream. What would you call Piku? And Talvar? There is art in Talvar. A film which does not have songs, which does not make too much of noise, people start calling it art film, that is the tragedy of our times. This is a new kind of cinema which is emerging, and I think it has to pick up and it has to become bigger before Hollywood actually gulps you. Hollywood is coming with so much speed that you can't even understand!" said Khan.

Initially slated to release on 10 June, 2016, Madaari will now hit the big screen on 15 July, 2016.

-- With Bombay Times Inputs

First published: 30 May 2016, 11:20 IST