After almost a year from when Irfan Khan revealed that he had been diagnosed with the NeuroEndocrine Tumour and flew to London for treatment, the actor is back in town and in front of the camera after a break. Irrfan Khan has started shooting for Agrezi Medium, which Maddock Film’s sequel to 2018’s Hindi Medium.
Radhika Madan, who was earlier confirmed to be working in the project as Irrfan’s Khan’s daughter who has gone to the United States to pursue higher studies, took to her Instagram to make an announcement on Sunday.
In the post, she shared a picture of the clapperboard for the film from the first day of the shoot. Along with Irrfan Khan, Radhika tagged Kareena Kapoor Khan ending weeks of speculations around the film and its female lead. “As excited as the man behind! So so so grateful for this new journey. @irrfan @homster @maddockfilms #kareenakapoorkhan #dineshvijan,” she captioned the picture.
Irrfan Khan also took to his Twitter to share the first look from his upcoming film. “GMB serving since 1900s It’s going to be fun to tell another story #AngreziMedium. Coming soon, with Mr Champakji... Aa Raha Hu fir entertainment Karne Sabko #ItsTimeToKnowChampakJi #AngreziMedium,” In the picture, he can be seen in a yellow shirt and pink pants, standing in front of a sweetshop, ‘Ghasiteram Mishthan Bhandar’.
GMB serving since 1900s It’s going to be fun to tell another story #AngreziMedium.— Irrfan (@irrfank) April 8, 2019
Coming soon, with Mr Champakji...
Aa Raha Hu phir entertain Karne Sabko #ItsTimeToKnowChampakJi #AngreziMedium pic.twitter.com/mC3IL2UMpf
According to a report in HT, Taran Adarsh, who is a film critic and trade analyst, shared more details about the film. “Emotional moment when Irrfan joined us for #AngreziMedium, says producer Dinesh Vijan... Xclusiv info on the film: Irrfan runs a mithai shop. Deepak Dobriyal plays his brother and Manu Rishi, their cousin, all rivals in mithai biz. Radhika Madan plays Irrfan’s daughter.
Sharing more details about Kareena Kapoor’s role in the film, a source close to Irrfan Khan told IANS, “She is playing the lead role in the film and might turn into cop mode for it.”
Irrfan Khan and Radhika Madan are currently shooting the film in Rajasthan, as per the report in Mumbai Mirror last week. “Irrfan and Radhika started prep a while ago and are looking forward to kick off the first schedule in Rajasthan. It’s an important portion after which they will take off for the international schedule. It was initially planned to be set in the US but will now take place in London for which the team recently conducted a recce,” a source close to the development informs.
Angrezi Medium will see Irrfan Khan as Champak, a mithai (sweetshop) owner in Udaipur. While Radhika will play his daughter, Deepak Dobriyal will play the role of his brother. The second part of the film is being helmed by Homi Adajania and produced by Dinesh Vijan’s Maddock Films. Earlier, speaking about the film, producer informed a newspaper, "Her father’s background and his language handicap is a major hindrance and adds to the chaos and laughs." Angrezi Medium is slated to release next year.
On the work front, Kareena Kapoor recently wrapped up shooting for her next film, Good News. The film also stars Akshay Kumar, Diljit Dosanjh and Kiara Advani. The film is slated to release on September 9, 2019. Bebo will begin shooting for Karan Johar’s sixth directorial, Takht, later this year.