Angrezi Medium Producer Dinesh Vijan On Irrfan’s Return: “It Was An Emotional Moment”

Filmmaker Dinesh Vijan talks about having Irrfan Khan back on the sets of Angrezi Medium. The team started shooting for the film yesterday at Udaipur

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Angrezi Medium Producer Dinesh Vijan On Irrfan’s Return: “It Was An Emotional Moment”
“It was a surreal feeling,” says producer Dinesh Vijan, as they started the shoot of Angrezi Medium yesterday at Udaipur. The filmmaker was on-the-sets when the team shot the first scene. And surely it was an extremely emotional moment for all to see Irrfan Khan, who was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine tumour, in March 2018, to be back on the sets and face the camera again, after undergoing a full year of treatment in London.

Dinesh further adds, “Irrfan is undoubtedly one of the best actors in the country. When he gave his first shot everyone around got emotional. For me it was one of those life-defining moments working with him again after Hindi Medium. Having him and Homi together was something all three of us have always wanted.”

When asked Dinesh if Irrfan got emotional too, he says, No Irrfan was his usual self. Wry humour, crackling one-liners and back on his own turf. Deepak and his improvisations brought the house down. It was like the first day of Hindi Medium.”

While Irrfan Khan played a Delhi based businessman with a sari showroom in Hindi Medium, he plays Champak from Udaipur, mithai shop owned, in the sequel. Deepak Dobriyal plays his brother in the film. The brothers have inherited a 100-year-old sweet business and are also rivals. A distant cousin, Manu Rishi who owns the biggest sweet shop in Udaipur, also adds to the rivalry within the family. Dinesh further adds, “The first scene we shot was with both Irrfan and Deepak trying to woo a foreign tourist in their toota phtoota English. It was a riot.”

Vijan also revealed that while Radhika Madan is playing Irrfan’s daughter, there is another leading lady in the film with whom the talks are still on. The team will be shooting in Rajasthan till end of the month after which they will move to London as Irrfan’s daughter will be shown to have aspirations of studying in the West.

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