Vishal Bhardwaj today tweeted that he is going to begin shooting his movie with Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan, only after Irrfan has finally recovered from NeuroEndocrine Tumor. The acclaimed filmmaker was going to direct Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan in a movie based on the novel, Mafia Queens of Mumbai, by S Hussain Zaidi, but had to stall the shooting of the movie, when both actors had some health complications. Deepika has severe back pain, that was caused during the shooting of Padmaavat, while Irrfan was believed to be overcoming Jaundice, until it was revealed, quite shockingly, that he has NeuroEndocrine Tumor.
Irrfan revealed about his disease last week, and also stated that he is going to fly abroad to have his treatment. There have been reports that the tumor can be removed surgically, but for now, he has requested everyone to not speculated about his health any further.
Vishal has, time and again denied rumors that have surrounded the film, saying that his film is not based on the life of Sapna Didi, but is inspired from the book. He also revealed the names of the two actors in the movie, Irrfan is Ustara and Deepika is Afshan. Deepika and Irrfan previously worked in Shoojit Sircar’s Piku, which was not only critically acclaimed but was commercially successful as well.
Irrfan is a warrior and we know he will conquer this battle. Therefore @deepikapadukone, Prernaa @kriarj and I have decided to reschedule our film and start with renewed energy and celebration when our warrior returns as a winner.
— Vishal Bhardwaj (@VishalBhardwaj) March 19, 2018