Life of Pi opens in India today, so to promote it, the director Ang Lee and the cast put in appearance on The Front Row with Anupama Chopra to discuss the film. Irrfan Khan, in particular, told Anupama about what the experience was like narrating the film – and how much work he put into it. Tune in to the show tonight for the full conversation, but till then catch an excerpt below!
Irrfan: My portion was just narrating this film, but still this whole process took a whole year for me. The last film I did in America, I didn’t even read the script. I had initially read the script; the day I landed up on the shoot, I was drunk the last night and in the morning I just improvised. And I had a great time, and the film became most popular. But for this film, the whole year I was doing homework and I was trying to achieve what Ang Lee used to throw at me sometimes. Sometimes what happens is you have your own perception about the role, and then you find a middle ground between you and the director – but in this film I had to follow what Ang had in his mind because I am setting up this story for the audience.
Watch “The Front Row with Anupama Chopra” tonight at 8:30 p.m. on Star World for the full conversation with Ang Lee, Irrfan Khan, Suraj Sharma and Tabu. For more details, visit the show’s website or follow it on Twitter @thefrontrow2012 and on Facebook. You can also follow Anupama Chopra on Twitter. <