Irrfan not to star with Emraan Hashmi in ‘Ghanchakkar’
The senior actor was in talks with Rajkumar Gupta for a role in his new film with Vidya Balan, but it didn’t work out
The serial kisser and the intense actor. Emraan Hashmi and Irrfan. The two make for an interesting combination, don’t you think? Sadly, we’ll have to wait for a while to see them in the same frame.
You will know that Emraan’s next film is Ghanchakkar, and it is being directed by Rajkumar Gupta (of No One Killed Jessica fame). Irrfan was eager to be a part of the project and had been discussing the possibility with Rajkumar. However, Ghanchakkar – which also stars Vidya Balan in her first comedy project – starts shooting this August. Irrfan had committed the dates that Rajkumar wanted to Tigmanshu Dhulia for the last schedule of the sequel to Sahib Biwi Aur Ghulam. There was no way Irrfan could adjust those dates and so had to opt out. We can only hope that the SBAG sequel brings him the accolades that make losing out on Ghanchakkar worthwhile. And maybe some other director will jump on the chance to cast Emraan and Irrfan together soon.
First Published: 12.00 PM IST 07.21.2012