Kareena Kapoor Khan was rumoured to be paired alongside Irrfan Khan in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s dream project, the Sahir Ludhianvi biopic. But despite several cast changes, the film failed to see the light of the day and was eventually shelved. Now, though Kareena has expressed how heartbroken she was after she missed a chance to work with Irrfan Khan after the film was shelved. But now, Bebo has said that she grabbed the opportunity with both hands when Homi Adajania offered her a special appearance in Angrezi Medium alongside Irrfan,
Opening up about the Sahir Ludhianvi biopic being shelved, Kareena said that though she was heartbroken about the biopic not happening, she feels that sometimes things that are too good do not happen for a certain reason.
Speaking to Mid-Day, Bebo said, “I wish the Sahir film had happened. But then again, I believe when such great movies don’t work out, it’s for a reason. Every movie has its destiny, and that one will take its own course. Under the circumstances that Irrfan and I met, it was surreal. He is so respectful and charming, and I was in awe of him.”
Playing a cop for the first time in her 20 year long, Bebo says choosing the film was a very easy decision for her. “Choosing this film was an easy decision. The greed of wanting to work with Irrfan made me go for it. I have wanted that box ticked for a long time. When Homi [Adajania, director] read the part to me, I was game. That was my chance to work with Irrfan. Thank God it worked out!”
Featuring Irrfan Khan, Radhika Madan, Deepak Dobriyal and Kareena Kapoor Khan in pivotal roles, Angrezi Medium is slated to release on the 20th March 2020. Giving a sneak peek into her character of the film, Bebo concluded saying, “My character is gritty and dark. Her backstory is crackling. In the few scenes that I have, my character adds depth to the film.”