Actor Radhika Madan is gearing up for her upcoming film – Angrezi Medium – that is special in many ways. Directed by Homi Adajania, it’s a film about education and features one of the most reverred Indian actors – Irrfan Khan, in the lead. For Radhika and other people associated with the film, Angrezi Medium was a special experience because working with Irrfan, who is currently on a road to recovery from cancer, was a great deal. After expressing how she misses Irrfan’s presence while promoting the film these days, Radhika now opened up on her work experience with the senior actor. Also Read - Angrezi Medium Song Kudi Nu Nachne De Song Out: Anushka Sharma, Katrina Kaif, Alia Bhatt, Janhvi Kapoor, Ananya Panday, Kriti Sanon, Kiara Advani And Radhika Madan Drop Apt Fun Song Ahead of Women's Day
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In her latest interaction with Mumbai Mirror, the actor reminisced the first time she met Irrfan and what she told him. The two-film-old actor said she was always in awe of Irrfan’s craft and it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for her to share the screen space with such a talented actor. Radhika is playing the role of Irrfan’s teenage daughter named Tarika in Angrezi Medium who wants to study abroad. She said she began her readings with Irrfan much before the shoot kick-started and the first time she met him, she called him ‘papa.’ Also Read - Radhika Madan Says 'I Auditioned' When Asked if She Replaced Sara Ali Khan in Angrezi Medium
Radhika was quoted saying, “His performances in Maqbool and Paan Singh Tomar are my favourites. We met a couple of times for readings before shooting began. The first thing I said to him was, ‘Hello pappa’. He is extremely sweet, warm and endearing.”
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The actor, who debuted in Vishal Bharadwaj’s film Pataakhaa, added that the entire shoot of Angrezi Medium was planned keeping Irrfan’s health in mind and Homi took utmost care of coordinating well with the actor. Radhika said Irrfan always came on the sets with unmatchable energy and gave his ‘200 per cent’.
Also featuring Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepak Dobriyal, Dimple Kapadia, Manu Rishi and Pankaj Tripathi in important roles, Angrezi Medium is slated to hit the screens on March 20.