Irrfan ‘extremely thrilled’ over Asif Kapadia’s Oscar

Mumbai, March 1 (IANS) Actor Irrfan Khan says he is thrilled that British filmmaker of Indian origin Asif Kapadia’s “Amy” was named the Best Documentary Feature at the 88th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.

“Amy” is based on the life of late singer Amy Winehouse.

Irrfan, who worked with Kapadia a decade ago for “The Warrior”, said in a statement: “I am extremely thrilled for Asif. He is an amazing filmmaker and I am happy that we had the opportunity to work together in the past.

“His film ‘The Warrior’ was a turning point of my life. It’s overwhelming to know that finally he got the much deserving Oscar.”

Irrfan is himself an internationally popular actor, who has acted in Hollywood films like “Jurrasic World” and “A Mighty Heart”. He has also shot for “Inferno” with Hollywood actor Tom Hanks.

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