Irrfan Khan recently admitted that Lunchbox is the only film that he never discussed with his director or his team, before agreeing to do it. He admits that he just blindly signed on the dotted line after reading the script.
"I was sent the script — the idea, actually. My producer introduced me to the idea and I was drawn from the word “go” – I wanted to do a love story and I really loved the idea. The sensitivity and the innocence of the story affected me - it stirs a kind of romantic feeling in you," Irrfan wrote himself on the social Q&A site Quora.
According to Irrfan, there were some other reasons why he chose the career defining role, it is because the film spoke a universal language. "For me, it was also very necessary to connect with the director (Ritesh Batra). Once you trust him, then you know the kind of team he's going to bring in and how he's going to tell the story. Also, we knew he would be choosing a broad crew from different countries so we had a kind of understanding that this film would have an international quality. It's not just for any market. I could see that this would have a universal language," he added.
Wow, sometimes things work out when you least expect it!