From the stage to television to the silver screen, Irrfan Khan has established himself as an actor to be reckoned with. His latest role as a homeowner has him drop his mask for Architectural Digest.
Arguably the finest actor in current Hindi cinema, Khan has moved from a home on Madh Island, a quick boat ride away from the Mumbai mainland, to a high-rise in Oshiwara, an area close to Lokhandwala, the suburban neighbourhood that houses many of his film and television colleagues. It is a literal hop from the fringes to the thick of it, akin to the actor’s career.
When asked where he will keep the Oscar, Irrfan laughs. “So many awards mean so little, but that? that is an award that would change everything; it can open up every choice for an actor.” He pauses, surely aware that, as an actor on the radar of the world’s best film-makers, he isn’t too far from that possibility. “If it were ever to come, it would come with its own place. It would find its own place.”
The view from the other side of his room and study; the bed was custom-made on-site; the chairs, stand and rug are from Irrfan’s collection.
In the living room, the lights and sofas were custom-made by Peacock Life. The charpoys were sourced from artisans in Jodhpur. The waterbody is in a blue stone from Nepal; the urn is from Irrfan and Sutapa’s collection. The mirror panel on the wall was sourced from artisans in Jaipur.