Special screening of ‘Karwaan’ arranged for Irrfan Khan in London
Power-house performer Irrfan Khan is currently undergoing treatment for his neuroendocrine tumour in London. Due to the actor’s health, he was unable to join his co-stars Dulquer Salmaan and Mithila Palkar in the promotions of his upcoming slice of life comedy drama, ‘Karwaan’.
As the film’s release date is approaching, Irrfan wished to see the final edit of his film. According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, complying to the actor’s wish, the makers of ‘Karwaan’ arranged for a special screening for him in a screening room- Henry Wood House in London.
“He seemed happy to see me. His wife (Sutapa Sikdar) and some close friends were also present at the screening. After the film, we spoke about it. He had some minor suggestions for the team but overall, his family and he seemed pretty pleased,” said dialogue writer Hussain Dalal, who was present at the screening.
Happy with Irrfan’s response, an elated Akarsh Khurana (who has helmed the film) told the tabloid, “He spoke to me at length after the screening in London and I was happy and relieved with his response and that of his family. At this point, we don’t want to burden him with promotions. His approval and blessings are with us, and that’s all that we need. He sounded good when we spoke and we’re all hoping that he bounces back from this challenging phase soon.”
‘Karwaan’ is the debut film of Akarsh as a director. Talking about his experience of working with an actor of Irrfan’s calibre in his first film, Akarsh shared, “Honestly with Irrfan sir and Dulquer Salmaan in the same frame, I often had to remind myself that I was the director and not a fan. The whole shoot felt like a working picnic.”
We wish Irrfan a speedy recovery and we just can’t wait to have him back. Also starring Dulquer Salmaan and Mithila Palkar, ‘Karwaan’ is all set to hit the silver screens on August 3, 2018.