Irrfan Khan recognised with Entertainer of Year award

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Actor Irrfan Khan, known for his work in Bollywood and the west, was honoured on Tuesday with the Entertainer of the Year award.

The 49-year-old actor, credited with films like “Paan Singh Tomar, “The Lunchbox”, “Life of Pi”, “Piku” and “Talvar”, was presented the honour by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

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“I am honoured to be felicitated. For me, the last two years have been a tremendous journey (of) breaking and redefining entertainment. I am touched that a gamut of roles of different genres has been appreciated and loved by the audience equally,” Irrfan said in a statement here.

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Irrfan was last seen on the big screen in director Nishikant Kamat’s social-thriller “Madaari”. He now looks forward to the release of his American mystery thriller “Inferno”, which also features Hollywood star Tom Hanks.

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The movie will hit Indian theatres on October 14, two weeks before its US release.

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