‘Angrezi Medium’: Director Homi Adajania reveals Irrfan Khan won’t return for the promotions
Irrfan Khan, Kareena Kapoor and Radhika Madan starrer, ‘Angrezi Medium’ is releasing on March 13. The director of the film, Homi Adajania has spoken on his experience of working with Irrfan and told us in detail how he had to shoot with a cancer recovering actor.
In a recent group interview, Adajania was asked to comment if Irrfan would be joining him for the promotions of the film, considering his health conditions. The director replied, “He is not coming back for the promotions. He is still undergoing treatment. There were good days and bad days. I have not gone through any situation like this before, it was not about the standard structure of the shooting schedule. We kept the shifts much lighter, so at no points, we would push him and he has got such incredible resilience. He would feel our strength. Sometimes, I look around and can’t figure out how we have made this movie. Hats off to Dinesh Vijan, the producer, because I don’t think there is anyone who has guts to do like this.”
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I wanted to do this film knowing it would be against the odds. I wanted to do it for all the wrong reasons to make a film but they just seemed so right and still do. It’s been an emotional roller coaster more than anything else and I know how hard it’s been for everyone. Irrfan Khan, you are incredible … and you’re a decent actor as well 😂. I love you more than I know how to say. Thank you to my crew and cast for not letting the odds stack up against us. I truly believe that our collective positivity and celebration of life allowed us this. Regardless of this film’s fate, it’s shown me a lighter way of being and I’ll always cherish this. 😊🙏 #itsawrap #angrezimedium #adioslondon @irrfan #iflifegivesyoulemonsgrabsometequila 📷 @harjeetsphotography @maddockfilms 🙏 #dineshvijan
The ‘Cocktail‘ director further recalled the moment when he had met Irrfan Khan for the first time and how he was keen on doing a film with him. “Irrfan and I wanted to collaborate since I met him after watching ‘The Namesake’. After the movie, I met him at the bar nearby and I said, ‘hey that’s you. I have just watched your film’. I said ‘you are the character from the movie, you were so phenomenal in that movie’. We got along so well that night after we kept bumping into each other. Just like old friends meeting without having any past.”
He revealed that one of the biggest reasons, why he wanted to do the film was Irrfan Khan. And he said that luckily he managed to get to the project.
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