Irrfan Khan recently launched the special trailer of his forthcoming Hollywood film Inferno. At the launch, the actor said that Indian film industry is getting challenged by the success story of Hollywood projects in India.
"It (the market for Hollywood in India) is growing very rapidly. Indian films are getting affected by it. By the way it is going I think it is going to capture. In other countries also Hollywood has captured the market...It is a challenge for Indian film industry. They have to pull their socks up," Irrfan told IANS, adding that Hollywood is "becoming bigger and bigger every week".
Directed by Ron Howard, Inferno film also features Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones, and will be releasing in India on October 14.
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Irrfan, who has worked in a slew of Indian movies, has also proved his mettle internationally in critically-acclaimed works like The Namesake, A Mighty Heart and Life of Pi, the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire and the commercially successful The Amazing Spider-Man and Jurassic World.
The actor also said that "there is nothing like I enjoy working more in Bollywood or Hollywood", and only let work take him to different places and film industries.
"This is my country and I became actor for here. When I got a chance to work in West it is with the director I never thought I would ever work with. For me, both the industries are important. I am even working in European industry. I am an actor, wherever I will find interesting work, I will do," he said.