Does the versatile actor feel shy?
Boman Irani is definitely one of the best actors we have in the industry today and can be counted upon to do any role – be it positive, negative or funny. But still there is one part that even this talented actor hesitates playing – that of lover-boy. Boman recently admitted that he was uncomfortable performing a romantic role opposite Farah Khan in ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’.
Incidentally, his discomfort worked in favour of the movie. "I am not really comfortable with romantic scenes. But it worked for the character. It is good that I am uncomfortable because the character is also uncomfortable (in the film)," Boman said at a promotional event of the film in Mumbai. "Had the character been comfortable, then may be I would have (had to) practise more with Farah," he added.
‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’ is a love story of a man and woman over 40. Choreographer-turned-director Farah is making her acting debut with the movie but reports say she agreed only after a kissing scene involving her and Boman was taken out of the script.
Apparently, the concept of love and romance has been approached in a clumsy manner in the film. "It is easier to fall in love with Farah than with some young people. Falling in love is clumsy. The approach of love (in the film) is even more immature than a teenager because they don't know how people approach (each other) at the age of 45," he said.
"Though we are mature but even catching or holding the hand is done in a very clumsy manner. If they do it maturely, then it might get boring," he added.
Directed by Bela Sehgal, director Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s sister, ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’ will release Aug 24.