In the big bad world of entertainment, it isn’t beyond imagination that the makers of Blackmail would use their lead, Irrfan’s present battle with an undisclosed medical condition, to the film’s advantage. But thankfully the crew and the producers did no such thing. Even if it means that they will now have to promote the film without their only A-lister. Audi II of PVR Juhu in Mumbai was abuzz with entertainment journalists, both seasoned and cubs, at the song launch of the film on Friday afternoon.
However, we can assure you that none were interested in Irrfan’s very impressive collaboration with Amit Trivedi and Divine. All senses were aimed at information about the star's current situation.
@blackmailfilm director #abhineydeo attempts to soothe nerves over @irrfan’s illness. #blackmail #bollywood
@blackmailfilm producer Bhushan Kumar says he will the film the best possible release. Just the way @irrfan would like it. #Blackmail #Bhushankumar #Bollywood
Another appeal to the media to respect Irrfan and his family’s privacy. October director and Irfan’s good friend Shoojit Sircar has said the same.
#ShoojitSircar talks about #IrrfanKhan's illness #Bollywood #BollywoodActor
Soon after the song launch though, Irrfan released this statement, clearing all doubts and speculations about his current medical situation.
We wish the star a speedy recovery