Confirmed: Kareena Kapoor Khan replaces Saba Qamar in ‘Hindi Medium 2’

Film will be shot extensively in the US


Entertainment Desk April 02, 2019
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It’s confirmed! Kareena Kapoor Khan will be joining Irrfan Khan on Hindi Medium 2. “She is playing the lead role in the film and might turn into cop mode for it,” Hindustan Times quoted a source close to the Bollywood diva as saying.

The first installment of the hit franchise was directed by Saket Choudhary and released in 2017. It starred Irrfan and Pakistani actor Saba Qamar in lead roles. The film, based on India’s education system, went on to become a big critical and commercial hit.

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The sequel will be Irrfan’s first project after he was diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Tumour in March last year. The actor had shared his diagnosis on Twitter. “The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about. Learning that I have been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope,” he wrote. “The journey of this is taking me out of the country and I request everyone to continue sending their wishes. As for the rumours that were floated, ‘neuro’ is not always about the brain and Google is the easiest way to do research. To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell.”

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A source had earlier told the Asian Age, “While Hindi Medium was shot extensively in India, the sequel will be shot in the US. The story will revolve around the daughter, to be played by Radhika Madan, who travels to the United States for her higher education.”

Apart from Hindi Medium 2, Kareena will next be seen in Karan Johar’s Takht and in Good News with Akshay Kumar. Takht will begin filming later this year while Good News is already in production.

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