Irrfan Khan and Mira Nair share a mutual admiration ever since they created magic in The Namesake in 2006. Thereafter the director who likes to offer practically every film to the actor did a short film called Kosher, Vegetarian with him and Natalie Portman in the lead. She was even keen on Irrfan playing the title role in her last The Reluctant Fundamentalist. However, Irrfan was not keen on playing a terrorist.
Now Mira and Irrfan are all set to team up for a film called The Bengali Detective, about a middle-aged detective in Kolkata who is keen to learn contemporary dancing. Mira, we learn, has pursued in on Irrfan to play the Bengali bhadralok again. Irrfan had played a Bengali to great impact in Mira's The Namesake as well.
However, she needs to check out Irrfan's dancing skills before she takes the final call. This is where ad filmmaker Piyush Pandey comes in. Explains Irrfan, "Mira wants to see if I can dance or not. In my latest ad for Piyush, I am seen dancing. I am sending that ad to Mira to evaluate my dancing skills."