Actor Irrfan Khan was discussing the possibility of appearing in a film about pandemics, filmmaker Anand Gandhi has said. Irrfan died after a two-year battle with neuroendocrine tumor last week.
I wish I had created something with him: Anand Gandhi
Gandhi had been developing a script based on women scientists, fighting a contagion. Titled Emergence, the film would have featured Irrfan, the filmmaker told Mumbai Mirror. He said, “Irrfan and I drove to Pune once and became friends over the years... We explored the possibility of his presence in Tumbbad before the final script and schedule changed things. He’d have been in Emergence too. I wish I had created something with him.”
Irrfan had been able to work in just one project after his diagnosis
Gandhi said that he is collaborating with an American studio on the ‘big-budget’ project, and that his script has been very prophetic. Irrfan had been able to work in just one project after his diagnosis. His last film, Angrezi Medium, was one of the final theatrical releases before the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, leading to a dent in its box office collections and a premature streaming release.