Irrfan Khan was to star in 'Jagga Jasoos'

Director Anurag Basu revealed that he had approached the actor to play Ranbir Kapoor's father in the film


Entertainment Desk May 09, 2020

Bollywood director Anurag Basu in a recent interview revealed that the late Irrfan Khan was supposed to star in 2017's Jagga Jasoos, reported Hindustan TimesAccording to Basu, Khan was suppose to essay the role of Ranbir Kapoor's father in the film.

“I had approached him to play Ranbir’s (Kapoor) accident-prone, adoptive father in Jagga Jasoos. He was busy with other films then, and since Jagga Jasoos’s dates were all over the place, we couldn’t collaborate on that project. But he told me, `Chal, Metro sequel banate hain, (Lets make Metro sequel together)” Basu said.

On a possible sequel for Metro Bassu maintained that with Khan's passing he isn't sure if he'll make one. “Metro 2 mujhe Irrfan ke saath hi karni thi (I wanted to make Metro 2 only with Irrfan),” Anurag said, trailing off, “I don’t know... I really don’t know.”

According to Basu he wanted to show a lighter side of Khan in Metro. “I made up with a role in Metro which showcased his lighter side, which I was acquainted with from our TV shows. As Monty, lrrfan was a riot,” he said.

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