Irrfan Khan’s Angrezi Medium is a special film for him and the entire crew, including director Homi Adjania, for several reasons. The film marks Irrfan’s comeback to the silver screens after a long break and his battle with deadly cancer. The actor, in fact, is still undergoing treatment and is avoiding a lot of media interactions and promotions due to health reasons. In his recent conversation with Anupama Chopra, filmmaker Homi first choked up at Irrfan’s mention and replied saying, “You’re f**king me,” when asked about the actor’s current state.
The filmmaker also opened up on working with Irrfan Khan amidst his battle with the deadly C. Homi said, “We were discussing the whole thing, and he told me ‘I don’t regret for a moment having to go through this.’ He said, ‘I don’t think in 40 lifetimes I would have got the realisation I have got.’ He said ‘I was such an idiot before. I used to think of myself as Irrfan Khan the superstar, the actor, and that defined me. That was my definition of myself. And today I realise that we put these labels on ourselves and we start believing that that’s what we are.’” (ALSO READ - 'If Irrfan Khan Hadn't Done Angrezi Medium, I Wouldn't Have Made It,' Says Director Homi Adajania-EXCLUSIVE)
Homi added how Irrfan never complained, despite fighting with such a life-threatening disease, and that everyone on the sets was inspired by his strength and energy. He added, “Considering the circumstances and the predicament that he was in, and then to come out and show us the magic that he does when the camera starts rolling, to show us the resilience he has by just being so professional, not complaining for a second about anything.”
The filmmaker revealed that there also came times when he would approach Irrfan to know if he was tired to shoot but the actor never complained. “We’re making a movie. We aren’t curing cancer; we aren’t sending someone to Mars. It’s a freaking movie. I told him this. I said on Friday the movie will come and go. All we’ll be left with are the memories making it, and that’s what we should cherish,” he concluded. Inspirational indeed!
Angrezi Medium, which also stars Radhika Madan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, is slated to release on March 13, 2020.
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