While Irrfan Khan’s upcoming next ‘Karwaan’ is inching closer to the release, the actors are on a promotional spree. Recently, Dulquer Salmaan went on a coffee date along with female journalists in the city. The actor got into a candid chat with all the females and created some fan frenzy moments for them. Helmed by Akarsh Khurana, the film also stars Mithila Palkar, who is a known face in the digital world.Also Read - Irrfan Khan's Son Babil Begins Shooting For His Bollywood Debut Film With Shoojit Sircar, Misses His Father

Karwaan, that revolves around 3 oddballs from different walks of life, who are thrown together on a somewhat bizarre journey which helps them find normalcy in their lives, marks the debut of Dulquer Salmaan and Mithila Palkar. Talking about how did she bag a role in Karwaan opposite Dulquer, the actress, in a statement to Bombay Times, said, “I was working with a theatre company that organises a youth theatre festival called Thespo. Both Akarsh (Khurana, director of Karwaan) and I are Thespo alumnis. He told me that he was making a film and that he was going to suggest my name to Nandini Shrikent, the casting director.” Also Read - Irrfan Khan Did Not Want To Belong To This World, Reveals Son Babil Khan in Long Emotional Post

She further added, “After the audition and look test, I had to wait for a long time. I thought it wouldn’t work out. I was really looking forward to it because who wouldn’t want work with two of the finest actors in the country, Irrfan and Dulquer Salmaan. But thankfully, it worked out. They are effortless and spontaneous.” Also Read - Irrfan Khan's Son Babil Pens A Note For His Mom: No One Cares, Except My Mumma

Mithila has featured in Katti Batti and the Marathi film Muramba. Speaking of ‘Did Mithila always wanted to be an actor?’, the actress said, “I always knew that I wanted to be an actor. I made my debut on stage when I was 12 and I was sure that this is what made me happy. However, nobody takes a 12-yearold’s career choice seriously. Everybody laughed it off. I also ran away from it, but acting eventually found me.”

Mithila further added, “Theatre and cinema have been major influences in my life. Initially, I wanted to do Marathi theatre because Marathi is my mother tongue and there was a certain comfort level. I have grown up watching plays at Shivaji Mandir and used to participate in plays in school, too. Like a lot of people, I also grew up watching Bollywood films.”

How did she bag the role in Karwaan? On this, she told the daily, “I was working with a theatre company that organises a youth theatre festival called Thespo. Both Akarsh (Khurana, director of Karwaan) and I are Thespo alumnis. He told me that he was making a film and that he was going to suggest my name to Nandini Shrikent, the casting director. After the audition and look test, I had to wait for a long time. I thought it wouldn’t work out. I was really looking forward to it because who wouldn’t want work with two of the finest actors in the country, Irrfan and Dulquer Salmaan. But thankfully, it worked out. They are effortless and spontaneous.”

Karwaan is a road trip film, in which some crazy adventures take place, some lines are crossed, some bonds are forged, detours are made, experiences are shared and secrets are revealed. An uneasy alliance is formed between three unlikely co-passengers on an eventful (and often hilarious) journey from Bangalore to Ooty to Kumarakom and finally to Kochi. ALSO READ: Dulquer Salmaan Goes On A Coffee Date With 20 Girls – See Pics

Talking about Irrfan, who is currently undergoing treatment for neuroendocrine tumour in London and hance, not being able to promote Karwaan with the team, Mithila told the leading daily, “It feels incomplete. Not a day goes by without Dulquer and I talking about Irrfan’s absence during promotions. He brings a different kind of energy to the table and we miss that a lot.” Karwaan is all set to hit the screens this Friday (August 3, 2018).