As a specialist character actor, Boman Irani has a process that enables him to create memorable characters – even when the movie itself doesn’t do too well at the box office. We’ve already seen this phenomenon in Happy New Year and Housefull 3. And now… there’s Welcome to New York.
This movie was conceived as part reality show and part fiction. The occasion is real: it is largely shot at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards. Many of the characters play themselves while others (like Boman) play fictional characters.
Boman plays the role of Gary, who is supposed to be a big event manager organising the mega-madness that is the IIFA Awards! And here’s where Boman’s streak of dedication and his passion for excellence comes in. Even for creating this imaginary character, Boman sat down with the actual organizers of the IIFA Awards to understand what goes into the creation of this glitzy event. That’s perfection!
It reminds us of the meticulous preparation that Boman underwent before transforming himself into a tabla maestro for one of the television ads for P Mark Mustard Oil. He actually took tabla lessons to get the nuances right.
In this video, he tells you how this exciting transformation happened: