In LA for the Oscars Irrfan Khan met up with Julia Roberts for what turned out to be a memorable rendezvous. â€œOn the day after the Oscars ceremony we were doing a photo-feature for a magazine when I was told Julia Roberts was closeby , and would I like to meet her? I said she didnâ€™t know me . But I was told she did know my work.
I ran to meet her . It turned out, Julia had seen The Namesake very recently. She was doing a photo-session when we met up. She was sooooo sooooo genuinely pleased to meet me. She told me it was an honour to meet me. â€˜What a beautiful film youâ€™ve given us,â€™ she said. I swooned.â€
Irrfan was bowled over by Julia Robertâ€™s gracious compliments. â€œSuch a big star and so little vanity. She not only had wonderful things to say about my film , she also lavished praise on India. â€˜My kids and I love your country,â€™ she said. They were in India and plan to return again.â€
Irrfan had to pinch and slap himself after the memorable meeting. â€œSheâ€™s the most beautiful woman Iâ€™ve ever met. She looked so lovely in her jeans and a short jacket.She was as cheerful and warm and full of compassion as she appears on screen.But I couldâ€™ve killed myself for not carrying dvds of my other films, so I could give them to Julia. Iâ€™m so badly organized.â€
Another dream came true for Irrfan when he met the amazing method -actor John Malkovich. â€œHe was at an Oscars event and said he was attending a party after 15 years. He stays in Paris and was visiting LA. Iâ€™d like to believe he came to meet me . I wanted to meet him for long. I had a very long conversation with him. I also met director Oliver Stone, whom I was waiting to meet .â€
By Subhash K Jha