Irrfan Khan turns baddie for Thank You

New Delhi: After his romantic role in `Yeh Saali Zindagi`, Irrfan Khan is all set to display his mean streak in Anees Bazmee starrer `Thank You` and Hollywood franchise `Spider Man`.

The actor, who shot a bridge sequence for the superhero reboot in Los Angeles recently, is enjoying his turn as a baddie in both the films.

"I am playing a baddie in Bazmee`s `Thank You` and it is great fun. My character in the film is very anti-women. He feels that things will not work properly if women were not shown their place. People will hate me in this role," Irrfan told media.,

The actor says he wanted to work with Bazmee, known for his masala flicks, for sometime.

"He (Bazmee) had offered me `Singh Is Kinng` but things did not work out but I am happy to be in Thank You. The film is very emotional. The thing with Bazmee is that he keeps a strong hold on his story," says Irrfan.

While most of the actors in Bollywood go `gaga` over their bit parts in international projects Irrfan is reluctant to speak about what is happening on Hollywood front.

"I am not good in publicity. Instead I try to get involved with my characters and that has helped me a lot. Each character has been a stepping stone for another good role," says Irrfan, who will be seen in `Spider Man` and Ang Lee`s `Life of Pi`.

The actor says he got `Spider Man` role after his appearance in US drama `In Treatment` where he played a widower, who is trying to adjust to the life in a foreign land with his son and his American wife.

"The role got me some good reviews there and I think the industry there is aware of my work. Marc Webber had seen me and wanted to work with me and he approached me for this role. I play one of the villains in the movie. It is a pivotal role."

The new film, slated for a 2012 release, stars `Social Network` star Andrew Garfield as young superhero while Emma Stone plays his lady love.

Irrfan is also looking forward to working with Tabu in Lee`s adaptation of `Life Of Pi`, where he plays the elder Pi.

He and Tabu played lovers and husband wife in their last two Films–`Maqbool` and `Namesake` but the actor will be seen playing Tabu`s son in Oscar-winner Ang Lee`s movie adaptation `Life of Pi`.

"Tabu has been really lucky for me and she is a great performer. I am really happy for her," he said.

The actor will next be seen playing husband to Priyanka Chopra in Vishal Bhardwaj`s `7 Khoon Maaf`.

"I play an Urdu shayar in the film. It is something I am not very familiar with but I enjoyed doing it but I think Priyanka is great in this movie," he says.

Irrfan says he is yet to work with some of the best directors in Bollywood.

"I have not worked with R Raghavan, Anurag Kashyap, Dibakar Banerjee, Milan Luthria, Navdeep and Abhinav Kashyap. They are making some of the best movies in the industry," he added.