• May 23, 2018
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Irrfan Khan’s ‘Blackmail’ to release as scheduled

Producers say the actor is insisting the movie not be held up due to his illness

IANS
13:04 March 13, 2018

Irrfan Khan’s Blackmail will release in India as scheduled on April 6, its makers have said amid rumours surrounding the actor’s health condition.

Khan’s announcement that he was diagnosed with a rare disease led to speculation about the status of his upcoming projects.

But Blackmail makers met Khan, who is said to have told them he wanted the movie to get the best possible release.

Bhushan Kumar and Abhinay Deo have expressed gratitude to Khan for his integrity and professionalism.

Deo, who has directed the film, said: “When I met Irrfan recently, he said please ensure that Blackmail has a great release, emphasising that his film’s release date should not suffer owing to his ill health at this time. We will ensure Blackmail has a great release.”

Kumar added: “Our prayers are with Irrfan and his family. We are hopeful that he will recover from his illness. As per his wish, we will release Blackmail on April 6 in the best possible manner.”

The film also features Kirti Kulhari, Divya Dutta, Arunoday Singh, Omi Vaidya, Anuja Sathe, Pradhuman Singh Mall and Gajraj Rao.