In March 2018, Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour and left for London soon after to undergo treatment. While his absence was felt greatly in Bollywood, he returned a year later to complete a film that is extremely close to his heart. As the trailer of Angrezi Medium drops tomorrow, an emotional Irrfan voiced a heartfelt message for his fans. Shared by Maddock Films, the clip shows different stills from the film as Irrfan speaks about life in the background. “Hello, brothers and sisters,” Irrfan started off the voiceover, in Hindi. “I am with you and not with you. This film, Angrezi Medium, is very special to me.”
He continued, “I wish I could have promoted this film with the same love with which we made it. But I have some unwanted guests in my body with whom I have to interact. Whatever is going on, I’ll keep you informed about it.” Sharing the popular saying ‘When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade’, Irrfan wished it was only that easy.
He added, “It feels good to hear and say, but when life really hands you lemons, making lemonade is really difficult.” Throughout, stills from the film are played over Irrfan’s voice. We see his co-stars, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Radhika Madan and Ranveer Shorey conversing with each other on set. Irrfan went on to say, “One doesn’t have any other choice but to remain positive. Whether you are able to make lemonade in such situations is entirely up to you. We’ve made this film with the same sort of positivity. I hope this film is able to make you learn, laugh, cry and laugh again in equal measure.” He concluded, “Enjoy the trailer, and be kind to each other, and enjoy the film. And yes, wait for me.”