Actor Irrfan Khan will soon begin his work on Hindi Medium 2. The speculations were rife that the actor has been replaced in the second part of the franchise. However, as per the latest statement of filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia, Irrfan is healthy and is waiting to be back on the sets of Hindi Medium 2. Dhulia is currently promoting his upcoming film titled Milan Talkies and during an interaction with the media, he revealed that he met Irrfan recently in India.
The director who has worked with the actor on National Award Winning film Paan Singh Tomar (2010) also revealed that his team is working on a script for Irrfan. He was quoted by Deccan Chronicle saying, “We will do a film soon. Actually, we were in the process of writing one for him. Probably, if everything goes well, we shall be making the film soon.”
Talking about Irrfan’s health, he said, “I did meet him after he returned to India. He is perfectly fine now. Irrfan told me that he will begin shooting for Hindi Medium franchise soon.” Irrfan reportedly returned to India last month for a special puja and visited his hometown Jaipur in Rajasthan.
The grapevine was abuzz with the rumours of someone else stepping into the shoes of Irrfan for the second film in the franchise. However, things seem to be on track if director Dhulia’s statement is anything to be believed. Not just Hindi Medium 2, Irrfan is also expected to begin working on an untitled project with Vishal Bharadwaj which also features Deepika Padukone in the lead.
Irrfan announced in March last year that he has been diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour. The actor said that the support of his family, friends and well-wishers have given him new hope and he is ready to take the fight head-on with cancer. Since then, the actor has been getting treated for his illness in New York.