Irrfan Khan likely to return to India in November
The 51-year-old actor was diagnosed with neuroendrocine tumour earlier this year and has since been seeking cancer treatment in the UK
While denying reports of recovering actor Irrfan Khan planning to shoot for Hindi Medium 2 in December, his spokesperson on Wednesday issued a statement announcing the possibility of Irrfan's return to India in November.
“The story floating around about Irrfan starting Hindi Medium 2 shoot in December are all based on speculations. However there is a possibility of him returning to India after Diwali," it read.
Irrfan was diagnosed with neuroendrocrine tumour earlier this year (he publicly announced his condition on March 5 on Twitter) and has since been seeking cancer treatment in the UK. Secondary accounts from close friends and colleagues — such as directors Vishal Bhardwaj, Akarsh Khurrana and Shoojit Sircar — have suggested a steady recovery of the actor's health.
Released in 2017, Hindi Medium was a satirical comedy-drama directed by Saket Chaudhary and starring Irrfan and Saba Qamar. The film, which explored themes of social mobility, parenting and education, was declared a sleeper hit in India and China with a collective box-office collection of over Rs. 300 crores. The film was a remake of the 2015 Malayalam film Salt Mango Tree.
Plans for a sequel to Hindi Medium were confirmed by producer Dinesh Vijan in January 2018.