Irrfan Khan as Nels Van Adder or Proto Goblin
Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan poses for a picture in MumbaiReuters

Irrfan Khan is one of the few Indian actors who have gained international fame with projects like "A Mighty Heart," "Slumdog Millionaire" and "The Amazing Spider-Manto." But the actor doesn't like promoting himself.

The 45-year-old actor for the first time talked about his role in the upcoming movie "The Amazing Spider-Man" to the Indian media.

The actor dressed in black informal clothes sported a thin moustache while attending the "The Amazing Spider-Man" press meet in Mumbai on Friday.

The actor has been cast as Dr. Ratha who is depicted as an employee of Oscorp (a company owned by Norman Osborn, the villain in the first trilogy).  

The movie directed by Marc Webb also features Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field and Chris Zylka.

 The actor during the press meet said that he doesn't like bragging about his role and lets his efforts speak for it.

"I don't brag about my work because I hate bragging. I don't like bragging about myself or my movie. People sometimes have an outlook that bragging brings something to them, but I personally don't want to achieve anything from bragging. I don't like that," he said during the press meet.

Although he doesn't like bragging, the actor also admitted that he believes in getting publicity for the movie.

"I will definitely do publicity for a film where it is required, where I am excited about the project, where I feel they need me... I go and do it. But I would like to be in a situation, where without publicity people believe that there is something special about the movie.  The audiences are not fools, they can smell films," he said.

However, when asked about his role and its length in the movie, Irrfan replied saying that his role is very small.  

"I don't have a lengthy role in this film, but I did because it was a good experience for me. In Hollywood, they call it as a pivotal role because it moves the story in some way, but I don't think it's a very big role. For me, my presence is enough and I enjoyed it," he said.

The movie is schedule to release in India on June 29.