Irrfan Khan to start shooting for Udham Singh biopic and not ‘Hindi Medium 2’?
Irrfan Khan, who is currently in London for his neuroendocrine tumour treatment, is all set to get back to the movies. Recently, we came across reports which stated that he will start shooting for the sequel to ‘Hindi Medium’, which released in 2017. But now, there is another update regarding the actor’s Bollywood film.
As per a report in PinkVilla, Irrfan is going to start shooting for a biopic on Udham Singh, which will be directed by Shoojit Sircar. The report states that Irrfan will start shooting for the biopic next year and after finishing this shoot, he will move on to the sequel to ‘Hindi Medium’.
Shoojit Sircar, in an interview with Mumbai Mirror, had spoken about Irrfan being a part of the biopic. He had said, “I’ve been speaking to both Irrfan and his wife (Sutapa Sikdar), he’s responding well to the treatment and trying to cope with the knowledge that he’s battling NeuroEndocrine tumour by treating the recuperation in Europe like a short and unexpected Holiday .”
He added, “I’m planning to visit him next month. We hope to roll by the year-end, but will wait till Irrfan is ready to shoot. He’s one of our finest actors and a dear friend.”
To portray the role of Udham Singh, Sircar needed someone who is a great performer. “To relive Udham’s journey, I need a performance with finesse and depth which Irrfan is capable of. Also, he’s the only international actor we have today and I discovered to my delight that independently he knows a lot about the history of Punjab. It’s easy working with an actor who’s interested and involved,” Shoojit Sircar said.
Udham Singh was a revolutionary and a freedom fighter, who had assassinated Michael O’Dwyer, the former Lieutenant Governor of Punjab in British India. His sacrifice was one of the turning points in India’s history.
Coming to Irrfan’s Bollywood films, he was last seen in ‘Karwaan’ which released on August 3, 2018 and marked Dulquer Salmaan and Mithila Palkar’s debut in Bollywood.