“There was no alternative to” Irrfan Khan: Homi Adajania


Angrezi Medium was a super hit movie starring Irrfan Khan. So when the sequel of Angrezi Medium was planned filmmaker waited a year as Irrfan Khan was struggling with Cancer.

Filmmaker Homi Adajania has said that the makers stalled Angrezi Medium and were ready to wait for an entire year as “there was no alternative to” Irrfan Khan.

Angrezi Medium marks Irrfan’s return to showbiz almost two years after he was diagnosed with cancer. Irrfan Khan underwent treatment in London and is even now being treated in Mumbai.

Homi told Mumbai Mirror in an interview, “There was no alternative to him, this film was meant to be made with Irrfan, so we waited for a year.”

“Let’s keep our fingers crossed and hope that it works. We are all waiting for him and hopefully will see him closer to the release date on March 13. Irrfan and I met at the screening (of Mira Nair’s The Namesake) and got along well. He’d watched Being Cyrus (Homi’s directorial debut) and agreed that we should collaborate,” he added.

The filmmaker also revealed information about Kareena Kapoor‘s character, she plays a cop. “Kareena comes in the second half but is pivotal to the narrative and perfect for the role. Incidentally, working with Irrfan was on her bucket list too.”


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