A talented actor makes his presence felt across countries and continents. Not just a popular name in Bollywood, Irrfan has also made a name for himself in Hollywood. Coming in as great news is the report that Irrfan’s film – Doob: No Bed Of Roses has now become Bangladesh’s official entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards this year. It stars Irrfan Khan, Nusrat Imrose Tisha, Rokeya Prachy and Parno Mittra. The story revolves around members of two families, who discover the finer fabric of love when the headman of a family dies. Directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, the film is a joint project between Bangladesh and India.
While Irrfan is currently in London undergoing treatment for cancer, this has come as happy news for the actor. Sharing his reaction, Irrfan’s spokesperson told a daily that the actor’s pleased and feels honoured to be recognised by the jury for his work. The spokesperson said, “Irrfan is extremely happy to hear the news. It is an honour to be recognised by the jury and he is delighted that his film is getting the much-deserved acknowledgment at long last.”
The film’s director, Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, also shared his joy on being selected for the Oscars this year. He said, “Obviously, I’m happy because No Bed Of Roses is representing Bangladesh at the Oscars. I hope the film would find some love from the Academy voters. As for my collaboration with Irrfan, it would have been impossible to make this film without his involvement as an actor and co-producer! I share a wonderful relation with him, on and off the set. I call him ‘poet’ and he’d jokingly correct me saying, ‘I m a poet with no words’. In this film, he expressed so many things with very little help of words. I’m glad to have collaborated with one of the finest actors of not just India but globally!!”