Middle-aged character actors in the Indian film industry tend to take their game down by a notch or two. But that doesn’t seem to apply to Boman Irani who is currently hitting an altogether different level of zeal, passion and professional excellence.
Here’s what he’s up to. Boman is simultaneously shooting for two movies – across different locations and across dramatically different storylines. And that’s in addition to his regular appearances as a judge alongside RaveenaTandon and ArshadWarsi on the popular reality television show: SabseBadaKalakar. Truly, this specialist character actor is indefatigable!
The first movie is Karan Johar’s much talked about new franchise film: Drive directed by TarunMansukhani. The fact that it’s under the banner of Dharma Productions is already generating a lot of interest and excitement. This crime thriller is replete with fast cars and stunt driving; it releases next year. Boman recently shared details of the shoot in his social media space when he mentioned that he and the crew were shooting at the iconic DrBhauDaji Lad Museum in Byculla, Mumbai.
The other movie is Parmanu – The Story of Pokhran, directed by Abhishek Sharma. For this movie, Boman is currently shooting in New Delhi and Manali along with John Abraham. In Delhi, he was recently mobbed by avid fans while shooting a scene in the heart of the Capital City, in Connaught Place.
Phew! Two movies and a prime time television programme! And that’s not all – Boman has also signed up for a third, hitherto unnamed, film. It’s amazing just to think about how many roles this charismatic actor can juggle at the same time. Will another Professor Virus or a Dr Asthana emerge from these new movies? Wait and watch!