One of Bollywood’s most versatile actor Pankaj Tripathi will be seen in a cameo role in Irrfan Khan‘s upcoming film Angrezi Medium, the sequel to the widely appreciated 2017 entertainer Hindi Medium. He said he agreed to be a part of the film for his ‘love and respect’ for Irrfan and his friendship with Dinesh. Also Read - Kareena Kapoor Khan Pouts in First Selfie After Birth of Second Child, Arjun Kapoor Says 'Roast Chicken Glow'

On his role, Pankaj recently said in a statement, “It’s a cameo appearance. It’s my love and respect for Irrfan and my friendship with Dinu (Dinesh) that made me say yes to it. I always wanted to work with Irrfan and when Dinu offered me this role, I immediately agreed even if it’s just a cameo role”. Also Read - Irrfan’s Son Babil Khan Shares Screenshot of Their WhatsApp Chat, Late Actor Used to Call Him 'Babila'

Pankaj has earlier worked with Dinesh Vijan’s productions for films like Stree (2018) and Luka Chuppi. Talking about Pankaj, Dinesh had earlier said in a statement, “He is my lucky mascot, I find a way to include him in my films. He’s a huge admirer of Irrfan and was more than happy to lend himself in a small way.” Also Read - Saif Ali Khan's Mom Sharmila Tagore Stuck in Delhi, Hasn't Seen Kareena Kapoor's Baby No. 2 Yet

“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,” Dinesh added.

Produced by Dinesh Vijan and directed by Homi Adajania, the film also stars Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepak Dobriyal and Radhika Madan. Kareena has already started shooting for the film and  Radhika Madan revealed the same by sharing a picture of a clapperboard and in the caption, she mentioned the names of the lead actors.

(With inputs from IANS)