step into the spotlight. The little boy, who would often accompany his father to the sets of his film, will make a cameo appearance in the Hollywood film Life Of Pi directed by Academy award winning filmmaker Ang Lee. The film also stars Irrfan and Tabu.
It was a source close to the film, who told us that the little boy shown in a passing shot in the film’s promo is actually Irrfan’s son. “He is extremely comfortable in front of the camera perhaps because he had been to film sets with his father since a very young age,” added the source about the young actor.
Ayan plays Pi’s (played by Suraj Sharma) younger brother in the film. However, his role was kept under wraps by the film-makers till now.
An encouraging and indulgent father, Irrfan too is happy with the promos of the film garnering rave reviews. “He has just wrapped up the shoot of Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster sequel and is looking forward to Life Of Pi that marks his son’s acting debut,” said the source.
Based upon the best-selling novel by Yann Martel, Life Of Pi is a story of a young man and his travails at sea. The film is slated for a November 23 release.
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