Boman Irani talks about playing his…

Boman Irani talks about playing his first Parsi character onscreen and dating Sushmita Sen!

Faheem Ruhani ednesday, March 22, 2006 18:35 IST

What was it it like finally playing a Parsi in ‘Being Cyrus’?

It’s a mixed feeling. I am glad to play a challenging character, but I am wary of being stereotyped. I played a Parsi in my play ‘I am not Bajirao’ for 10 years, but I had to learn to speak like that as much as I had to learn to speak like a sardar in ‘Munnabhai II’.

You read 40 drafts of ‘Being Cyrus’. How do you afford this kind of commitment?

The commitment is to yourself. I enjoyed the process. After suggesting the changes, it was challenging to see whether I could stand up to all the big talk that I did.

No rumoured affairs. Does your wife keep you on a short leash?

I was a photographer before I became an actor. I have shot some of the most beautiful women. Plus, I don’t think I belong to the list of men who should be spied upon. I think it’s cool to be a family man.

If you had to choose between dating Aishwarya Rai and Sushmita Sen, who would you pick?

Okay, I am not going to be diplomatic. I enjoy Sush’s company. I admire her take on life. She is a very transparent person. I don’t know Ash. That makes all the difference.

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