Funny Man: Boman Irani
No matter how whacky and non-serious Boman may come across as otherwise but one thing that gets him a tad baffled is criticism. The actor keeps a close track of what the critics have to say about him and his films and he doesn’t seem to agree much with them whereas certain aspects are concerned. For instance, his character of Virus in 3 idiots was termed as caricaturish and over-the-top by many, to which he reacts defensively, “Yes I am aware of that comment which was made by two critics. But Virus was supposed to be mildly caricatured. That was how I chose to portray it or else it wouldn’t have worked. If you realise, all our teachers in school and college have been caricaturish. It was a dark character and the most difficult as compared to the two Munnabhai parts. I am here to satisfy the artist within me. How I approach a character is my prerogative. I may not be able to please everyone.”
Having played diverse roles already, ask him if there is something that still remains unexplored for him and the actor promptly replies, “Abba was unexplored, Virus was. It’s not fair to shortlist. I will continue doing whatever excites me.” Awaiting a chunk of films in the coming year --- Housefull, Mirch, Crooked and Banda Yeh Bindaas Hain --- Boman sure has his hands full for now. So watch out for this entertainer!