Actor Irrfan claims that though he hasn’t been offered the lead role in the movie on Bhupen Hazarika, he would love to portray the legendary musician.
“I was not offered the role, but if they (the makers) offer it to me, I would love to play it. It’s a very exciting character and I want to do a film on music… and nothing better than (a film on) Bhupen Hazarika’s life,” Irrfan said.
Dhumuha: The Storm is the title of the flick and it is being produced by Pooja Bhatt. Kalpana Lajmi and Mahesh Bhatt have penned down the flick. Lajmi apparently, shared a passionate 40-year relationship with Hazarika and will direct the project.
Irrfan says he will be happy to work with Pooja.
“Whenever she offers me this role, I would jump on to it. However, the role has not been offered to me yet,” he added.
Hazarika was a poet, music composer, singer, actor, journalist, author and filmmaker. He pioneered Assam’s film industry and has been hailed as the uncrowned king of the northeast’s cultural world.