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Irrfan Khan says my classmates didn't even know I existed in school

PTI New Delhi 07 Apr 2017, 11:33:10 IST

He may be known for his acting skills but as a student, Irrfan Khan says he was so shy that nobody knew he even existed. 

Irrfan says he was often scolded by teachers for not being properly audible in the class. 

"My classmates didn't even know I existed in school. I was invisible. When my teacher used to ask my name, I used to stand up and say but they couldn't hear. I was often scolded 'speak loudly, say your name.' I was so shy," Irrfan told reporters. 

The actor was speaking at the trailer launch of his upcoming "Hindi Medium", scheduled to release on May 12. 

The "Piku" actor, however, says as a kid all he thought was growing up quickly so that he would not have to attend school. 

Directed by Saket Chaudhary, the film also features Pakistani actress Saba Qamar opposite Irrfan. The two are essaying the role of parents who want the best education for their daughter.