Vishal Bhardwaj was going to make a gangster drama with Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan in the lead roles. The untitled film was supposed to start rolling in 2018, but due to Irrfan’s health, it was put on a backburner.
Recently, while talking to a news agency, actor Mohit Raina revealed that he was supposed to star in the film with Irrfan Khan. He stated, “Before Irrfan sir was diagnosed with his illness, there was a project we were supposed to do together. I was excited that I was going to be part of this project. It was a feature film by Vishal Bhardwaj.”
“Then, he was diagnosed with the rare illness, and Vishal Bhardwaj decided that he wanted to make the film only with him. So, he put the project on hold. I was looking forward to working with him but unfortunately, it didn’t happen. I was positive that as soon as things would be fine, he would return and the project would be revived,” the actor added.
Well, we wonder if Vishal Bhardwaj will revive the project with any other actor. While announcing that he is delaying the film, Bhardwaj had posted on Facebook, “In the past few weeks, I felt like I was back in the days of Maqbool while prepping with them. Deepika and Irrfan’s look tests have come out exceptionally well, nothing like you’ve seen before, and it took me a moment to recognize them when I saw the test photographs. I want both of them to be strong and fit before we start the film..”
Talking about Mohit, he is one of the most famous actors on Television. He made his Bollywood debut with 2019 release Uri: The Surgical Strike and was recently seen in Netflix’s original film Mrs. Serial Killer.