Boman Irani has played a variety of quirky characters in his illustrious career so far. Be it the eccentric motel owner in Darna Mana Hai, the stern Dr. Asthana in Munnabhai M.B.B.S, the mad Parsi Farukh Sethna in Being Cyrus or the roguish Sardar Lucky Singh in Lage Raho Munnabhai. Each of these characters portrayed by Boman Irani have managed to create a mark in the minds of the audience till date.
Now the talented actor is all set to display his versatility once again in the upcoming comedy Fruit And Nut. Boman would be playing the role of an ageing Maharaja of Mumbai. According the sources, the character is quite similar to that of Hugh Hefner (owner of Playboy Magazine). Just like Hugh Hefner, Boman’s character in the film (which is called Harry Holkar) also jives with pretty young women and even owns his own dungeon where he celebrates life in style. What’s more, he even claims authority over Mumbai as his princely state that his forefathers have ruled.
With such an interesting role to portray, Boman couldn’t help but feel excited. Says the talented actor, “There are different shades to the character but it is among the funniest characters I have ever played. It’s weirdly funny. We are aware that Mumbai never had a Maharaja yet there is a meaning to my character of Maharaja Harry Holkar.”
While Boman’s look certainly seems promising, one will have to wait and watch if this funny man is once again able to bring the house down with his on-screen histrionics as Maharaja Harry Holkar in Fruit And Nut.