Not many know that Irrfan Khan once denied a Hollywood film, led by Steven Spielberg, where he was all set to co-star with the gorgeous Scarlette Johansson, and he revealed about it several years ago in an interview. The actor was known to be one of the finest in the industry, and he is still missed after his untimely demise.

Speaking to NDTV, Irrfan said, “I didn’t feel the character offered to me gave me much scope. So I said ‘No’; though Scarlett Johansson is an actor I would have loved to share screen space with.”

Later in an interview with Hindustan Times, Irrfan clarified, “Saying that I said a ‘no’ to a certain filmmaker is very crude and a very uncouth way of understanding or portraying things,”

He added, “I don’t take pride in such things (saying no) and it’s a dream to work with someone like Steven Spielberg. I think that more than anything else, I am disappointed that I could not work with him. But, if I don’t find something interesting for myself, something that inspires me I don’t think I will be the right choice to do it,” as quoted by Hindustan Times.