“Hollywood DOES NOT have Shah Rukh Khan” – Irrfan Khan

By now, we all know that Irrfan Khan will be next seen in satirical comedy Hindi Medium.The release date of Irrfan Khan’s Hindi Medium has been shifted by a week. The film, which was earlier scheduled for release on May 12, will now hit the theatres on May 19.    

Hindi Medium, directed by Saket Chaudhary, will clash at the box office with Mohit Suri’s Half Girlfriend starring Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. Earlier, the film was slated to release along with Amitabh Bachchan’s Sarkar 3 and Mer Pyaari Bindu starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Parineeti Chopra. Speaking to news agency PTI, producer of Hindi Medium, Dinesh Vijayan said that they want to promote the film a little more in the next few days.

“After watching the film Irrfan and I both felt that we should give it a week more to promote since it has the potential. We are confident about how the film has shaped up and sure that the audience will love it too,” PTI quoted producer Dinesh Vijan as saying.

Hindi Medium, which is a satire on Indian education system, also stars Pakistani TV actress Saba Qamar. The trailer of the film was released by its makers on April 6. The two-and-a-half minute clip highlights how Irrfan and Saba try their best to ensure their daughter receives a good education.

Recently talking in a Bollywood Hungama exclusive interview with Faridoon Shahryar, Irrfan was at his wittiest and thoughtful best. In an interesting segment ‘You Tweet Celebs Reply’ he was asked an interesting question by a fan and his reply was priceless.

The question was one thing Bollywood doesn’t have and one thing that Hollywood doesn’t have? “Hollywood doesn’t have Shah Rukh Khan and Bollywood doesn’t have Sean Penn,” was the prompt reply from Irrfan.

Irrfan Khan has worked with Shah Rukh Khan in Billu and they share a great camaraderie. Shah Rukh Khan has always expressed a lot of respect and admiration for Irrfan, while Irrfan Khan himself is very fond of Badshah Khan as well.

Courtesy-Bollywood Hangama, NDTV