We were surprised when one of the famous Bollywood celebrity selected to speak on this subject, which will be frequently lost as a not-so-significant problem Salman Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra etc being referred to as youth icon.
Irrfan in his interview said, “It pains me when a film actor or a cricketer is a youth icon. I don’t have anything against them. They are great entertainers; they are useful to the society. They contribute to people’s lives. But they are not heroes.” The actor further went on to add, “We haven’t redefined heroes. Heroes are different people. Heroes are people who sacrifice their own concerns and do something bigger, who change people’s lives. We film stars and cricketers shouldn’t be aspirational in such a big way for the healthy growth of the society. It’s a sign of consumerism at its extreme.”