- Abhinay Deo is the director of Irrfan Khan's new film Blackmail
- Irrfan did not mention anything about his illness, said the director
- 'It was shocking to find out about this health,' he added
"He never showed any signs of illness while we were shooting for Blackmail, nor did he mention anything about it," mid-day quoted the director as saying. Abhinay Deo, who learnt about Irrfan's condition only after the actor released a statement, hasn't spoken to himyet because he and his family "need their privacy" at the moment.
The director also said that Blackmail, which is scheduled to arrive in theatres on April 6, may be rescheduled according to the need of the situation. "As of now, the film is going to release as per schedule on April 6. It all depends on what news comes from Irrfan and his doctors' end. Then we can take a call and defer the release if needed," Mr Deo told mid-day.
Irrfan Khan co-stars with Kirti Kulhari in Blackmail, a dark comedy. Best known for films like Paan Singh Tomar, Piku, Hindi Medium and The Lunchbox, Irrfan Khan was last seen in this year's Qarib Qarib Singlle.
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