Late actor Irrfan Khan once denied a role in celebrated Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg film, which would have seen him co-star with Scarlett Johansson He revealed these details in an interaction several years ago. Irrfan died on April 29, 2020, after fighting a two-year battle with a neuroendocrine tumor.
As per reports in 2016, Irrfan had rejected a film by Steven Spielberg, which also featured Scarlett Johansson. The actor himself admitted that he had said no to the film because he didn’t feel the role had any ‘scope’ for him.
Speaking to NDTV back then, he had said, “I didn’t feel the character offered to me gave me much scope. So I said ‘No’; though Scarlett Johansson is an actor I would have loved to share screen space with.”
Later that year, in an interview with Hindustan Times, Irrfan clarified, “Saying that I said a ‘no’ to a certain filmmaker is very crude and a very uncouth way of understanding or portraying things,” he said.
According to a report, other big names whose films Irrfan has turned down include Ridley Scott as well. He also turned down Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece ‘Interstellar’ which was released in 2014.