By Neha Sinha, Updated : May 19, 2020 16:43 IST
Boman Irani reveals he offered Virus' Role to Irrfan Khan in 3 Idiots

Boman Irani in an interview revealed how he left the role of Virus in 3 Idiots and even recommended the late actor Irrfan Khan for the role. Boman Irani is one of the most famous Bollywood actors. The role of the Virus of 3 Idiots is one of the most memorable roles of his career. Boman Irani, while speaking to an entertainment portal recently, said that Virushka's role in Munna Bhai MBBS was very similar to her role. Boman Irani said that he had so much love and respect for actor Irrfan Khan that he asked Raju Hirani to cast Irrfan Khan instead.

Boman Irani reveals virus role offered to Irrfan

Boman Irani said that he felt that Irrfan Khan would be great for this role as he did all his roles. However, Raju Hirani thought that Irrfan Khan was too young for the role. I have said that when I asked Raju Hirani if ​​he was too old for this role, Raju Hirani laughed and proceeded to make some changes in the role. Boman Irani revealed that he initially disapproved of the role of the virus as it was Dr. of Munna Bhai MBBS. Was very similar to Asthana. In both cases, the role was that of a dean whose daughters fall in love with the protagonist. In both cases, the character thought that the protagonist was a bad man in the character's eyesight.

The tragic demise of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan shocked the industry. The actor succumbed to a colon infection on April 29, 2020. Irrfan Khan had a long and difficult battle with neuroendocrine tumors for almost two years.

Boman Irani reveals he offered Virus' Role to Irrfan Khan

A statement released by Irrfan Khan's team after the actor's death read, 'I trust, I have surrendered'; Irfan wrote openly about his battle with cancer in 2018. And a man of few words and an actor of silent feeling with his sharp eyes and his memorable works on screen. It is sad that on this day, we have to present the news of his death. Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought to the end and always inspired those close to him. '

The statement read: After lightning struck in 2018 with the news of rare cancer, he died as soon as it came, and I fought many battles with it. Surrounded by his love, by his family, which mattered most to him, he went to heavenly abode, truly leaving his own legacy.

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