It's painful to do a film for money: Irrfan Khan

May 30, 2012 12:45 IST

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New Delhi: Irrfan Khan, who had his first solo hit in Bollywood with Pan Singh Tomar, says he is in no hurry to sign new films.

"Big bucks can entice anyone but I don't want to end up doing films just for monetary reasons. When you do a film for money, the cash flow looks good but the journey is a painful experience. I would rather earn less than accept  such films where I stay frustrated and irritated on the sets," Irrfan told PTI.

"I would rather strive for a situation where I can do the kind of work I can do and earn money for the producers and myself. That's my goal."

Irrfan Khan, who had his first solo hit in Bollywood with Pan Singh Tomar, says he is in no hurry to sign new films.

The 49-year-old actor is returning with Tigmanshu Dhulia for the sequel of Sahib, Biwi Aur Gangster 2. After making waves with Haasil and Pan Singh Tomar, the duo are expected to come up with another interesting story.

"I really like Tigmanshu's idea for the sequel. He was talking to me about some other film. When I casually asked him about the sequel to Saheb Biwi aur Gangster, he said he was still working on the script.

"One day he just came and told me that he had a surprise for me in the form of Saheb.... sequel. I loved the character he explained to me and I was on," says Irrfan, who would be playing a jilted royal out for revenge in the film.

Irrfan will be seen playing the character of Dr Ratha in Hollywood film The Amazing Spider-Man, slated to release this summer.

"Let's see how the character is placed in the story. There is no point talking about it now when I am yet to see the final cut."

He will also be seen in Ang Lee's 3D film The Life of Pi, which releases by the end of this year.

PTI