Writer Aseem Chhabra’s new book ‘Irrfan Khan: The Man, The Dreamer, The Star’ revolves around Irrfan Khan’s life and his journey of becoming a superstar in the cine world. This book is the most significant achievement of the writer in which he beautifully portrays Irrfan’s journey. In his book, Aseem also mentions how Irrfan worked for the film Hindi Medium just after his treatment for neuroendocrine tumor.
Talking about his new movie Angrezi Medium that is scheduled to hit screens on 13 March 2020, Irrfan Khan shared an audio message that he wouldn’t be able to come to the promotions because of health issues.
Coming back to the book, it starts with the actor’s history. Chhabra mentions in the introduction that though he has got Khan’s permission for this book, he was not able to come for a meeting, as he was recovering from the health issues when the idea of the book was brought to fore.
The book moves forward and takes us to the childhood days of him. It isn’t just a story of an ordinary boy coming from the struggling phase and making big on the box office, it’s different. It’s a story of an ‘underdog’. Additionally, he narrates his journey as a struggling person who was never prepared to be a star but his passion took him there.
There are other interesting chapters in which the author describes how he said no to do ‘Ridley Scott’s 2015 sci-fi film ‘The Martian’, because of his commitment to Piku, or how he needed to re-film some parts in Ang Lee’s 2012 film ‘Life of Pi’ after the movie producer chose to not have Tobey McGuire share space on screen with Irrfan in the final edition.
In the end, Chhabra conveys that Khan is the best entertainer on the planet, and he supports him by presenting various facts and figures.