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Irrfan Khan overwhelmed with 'Life of Pi' response

Posted on Nov 30, 07:04PM | IANS

Actor Irrfan, who played the role of Pi Patel in Ang Lee's "Life of Pi", is excited about the response the film has received. He calls it a great sign for the Indian film industry.

"(The) way our audience has absorbed and embraced the complexity and simplicity of 'Life Of Pi' with such eagerness, it is a great sign for our film industry! Jai ho!" Irrfan tweeted.

"This new audience is going to hugely affect our filmmaking, we are going to see a diverse and dynamic film industry. Thanks to all film lovers," he added.

"Life Of Pi", based on Yann Martel's Booker Prize-winning novel of the same name, features debutant Suraj Sharma, Tabu and Irrfan in prominent roles. It narrates the tale of a boy who is adrift at sea in a lifeboat with a Royal Bengal tiger after his family is drowned in a shipwreck.