Irfan Khan to play Muhammed Yunus
Noted Indian actor Irrfan Khan is likely to play the role of Grameen Bank founder Dr. Muhammad Yunus in a film on the Nobel Peace Prize winner, being made by Italian director Marco Amenta, media reports here said.
The film, titled “Banker to the Poor” is based on the bestseller by the same name and portrays the life and times of Dr. Yunus.
The film will show how and why Dr. Yunus worked with the poorest of the poor shunned by other commercial banks.
It will also have Irrfan capture Yunus' dream of empowering the poor and make them stable breadwinners for their families thereby boosting the Bangladeshi economy.
Reports said a meeting between Irrfan and Dr. Yunus is also on the cards before the shooting begins.
Though mainly a Bollywood actor, Irrfan has proven his acting prowess in films like “The Namesake”, “The Warrior”, “The Mighty Heart, “Slumdog Millionaire”, “Midnight's Children”, “Charas” and “Maqbool”.