Uncertainty Around Irrfan Khan-Taapsee Pannu Pairing!

Uncertainty Around Irrfan Khan-Taapsee Pannu Pairing!

Malini Agarwal
Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan

Call it an overzealous PR drive, but Irrfan Khan is hardly amused with the news making rounds around him being roped in for a film titled Sunderkand. The makers seem to be gung-ho about the casting coup and confident that Irrfan Khan will be romancing Taapsee Pannu (of Chashme Baddoor fame) in the gritty love story set in Uttar Pradesh. Sources close to Irrfan state that nothing has been confirmed yet about his association with the film.

Chashme Baddoor
Chashme Baddoor

“There is one thing about hearing out the script and another about actually doing it. The whole talk is in such an early stage. Nothing close to signing has been done so far,” informs a source close to Irrfan.

However, producer Shailesh Singh (who had made Tanu Weds Manu) and first time director Priya Mishra appear to be quite confident about their plans as a result of which they have even announced that the film would go on floors in the first week of October. In the film, the lead actors are required to play the part of cops who fall in love in the crime-infested state.

“No, I am yet to sign the film.” says Irrfan when contacted, “There is absolutely nothing finalized. I have gone through the script, but am yet to confirm that I am actually doing it. Till there isn’t anything on paper, it won’t be right on my part to comment anything more.”

Irrfan Khan.
Irrfan Khan.

This is interesting as Irrfan is also in news for opting out of Welcome To Karachi at the last minute when the cast and crew of the Vashu Bhagnani film had already traveled to London in order to begin shooting for the film. While he has completed shooting for the fourth edition of Jurassic Park, he will also be seen in Nishikant Kamat’s Madaari. Soon, he will also begin shooting for Shoojit Sircar‘s Piku.

“Yes, these are the films I am currently doing” says Irrfan.

Guess the rest will have to wait for his nod of approval.