....................in conversation with Irrfan Khan
(Via CNN-IBN Live Chat, 08-03-13)
Yaseen: What role can entertainment and media play in spreading social awareness?
Irrfan: A very important role but it has to be laced with entertainment.
Yaseen: Today is Women's Day, so I feel its appropriate to ask you, whether entertainment media is also in some way responsible for the crime and particularly sexual crime in our society?
Irrfan: When crimes happen in any society the entire society should take onus Entertainment is part of it.
Yaseen: Does poetry excite you?
Irrfan: very much existential and romantic poetry.
Yaseen: In today's time lyricists have very important role to play in music composition, what is your view on it? and who is your favourite lyricist?
Irrfan: Lyricists played an important role always my fav is Saahir Ludhiyanvi.
Yaseen: Who is your favourite lyricists among current lot?
Irrfan: Irshad Kamil, Swanand Kirkire, Prasoon Joshi, Gulzar Saab, Javed Akhtar.
Yaseen: 100 years of Indian Cinema, over 50,000 films and more than 3,00,000 songs, which is your favourite song?
Irrfan: Chalo Dildaar Chalo Chand Ke Paar Chalo.
Yaseen: Can art bring changes in the society?
Irrfan: yes for sure it sharpens your sensibility it sharpens your awareness it polishes your spirit it enhances your aesthetics .
Irrfan Khan is an Indian National Awards winning actor who appears in film, television, and theatre. He has also acted in many international projects. Khan is perhaps India's best known international actor due to the critical acclaim he has received for his roles in Hollywood films.
Khan has won three Filmfare Awards, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and an Independent Spirit Award nomination. He is also the recipient of 2011Padma Shri award, the fourth highest civilian award in India. He has garnered the National Film Award for Best Actor in the 60th National Film Awards 2012, for his performance in Paan Singh Tomar.