A few months ago, Irrfan Khan, took us all by an unpleasant surprise when he announced that he is suffering from a rare disease. Speculations began and fans and colleagues started sending speedy recovery messages. Currently he is undergoing treatment for Neuro Endocrine Tumour in London. His forthcoming film, Karwaan, starring Dulquer Salmaan, Mithila Palkar, and Kriti Kharbanda, is around the corner and the makers are hopeful that at some point during the promotions of the film, Irrfan will be able to join the team. His last release, Blackmail, didn’t have any other prominent actors who could have promoted the film in his absence and the producers were thus in quite an ordeal.
Karwaan is Dulquer and Mithila’s Bollywood debut. Makers had hoped that Irrfan would introduce Dulquer to the Hindi audience during the promotions. Filmmaker Akarsh Khurana was quoted by an online entertainment portal as saying, “We are all looking forward to Irrfan’s return. Irrfan’s performance in ‘Karwaan’ is expectedly outstanding. Working with him was a dream come true. I was intimidated at first but by the third or fourth day we had a great rapport and then on it was very comfortable and amazing.”He, like many others was gravely astonished and disturbed on hearing about his rare ailment. “t was a big shock. I heard of his illness soon after he saw the film and gave me very constructive feedback. We were all quite devastated. We are hoping and praying for his recovery,” Akarsh said.
Recently Irrfan took to his micro-blogging site to share the poster of his upcoming film Karwaan. Alongside the poster, Irrfan wrote, “Beginnings have the innocence that experience can’t buy. My best wishes to @dulQuer , @mipalkar for joining the karwaan. ‘ Two karwaans ‘ …. Mine and the movie !! @MrAkvarious @RSVPMovies @RonnieScrewvala” His co-star Dulquer was quick to reply to Irrfan’s tweet. He thanked the ace actor for his post and wished him a speedy recovery. The film releases on August 10.