Irrfan Khan was due to appear in a film about pandemic

Filmmaker Anand Gandhi revealed that he also wanted Irrfan in his film 'Tumbbad'

Entertainment Desk May 06, 2020
Late actor Irrfan Khan was scheduled to star in a film about a pandemic before his untimely death April 29, reported Hindustan Times. 

Filmmaker Anand Gandhi has said that he was in talks with Irrfan for a film he had had been developing, with a script based on women scientists, fighting a contagion. The film would be titled Emergence.

"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," said Anand.

"He’d have been in Emergence too. I wish I had created something with him.”

For the same film, Anand had also managed to rope in Larry Brilliant as the executive producer - Larry has worked with teams that helped eradicate smallpox and were instrumental in the control of polio.

Although he would have had bigger plans, Irrfan's career was cut short due to his diagnosis in 2018. He managed to contribute his prowess to just one film before succumbing to his illness, which turned out to be one of the last theatrical releases before the coronavirus lockdown - Angrezi Medium. 

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