Till now, there were two films that were made with them, both earning rave reviews for its makers. They were Vishal Bharadwaj's Maqbool and Mira Nair's The Namesake. This pair will now be seen in the Ang Lee's adaptation of Yann Martel's bestseller Life of Pi. The market rumours have it that Irrfan will be playing the role of Pi's father and will be paired opposite the talented Tabu. It may be recalled that in the recent past, it was Sonu Sood and Sushant Singh, who were being considered for the role, which eventually landed up on Irrfan Khan's laps.
When contacted, Irrfan's manager confirmed the news, but said that the official announcement is yet to be done.