Mar 052018

As Irrfan Khan sends fans into tizzy with revelation of suffering from “rare disease”, Blackmail director opens up on collaborating with actor

Irrfan Khan
Irrfan Khan

Irrfan Khan sent shockwaves in the industry when he opened up about contracting “a rare disease” in a post on his Twitter account yesterday. He wrote, “Sometimes, you wake up with a jolt with life shaking you up. The last fifteen days, my life has been a suspense story. Little had I known that my search for rare stories would make me find a rare disease. I have never given up and have always fought for my choices and always will. My family and friends are with me… In trying times, please don’t speculate as I will myself share with you my story within a week — ten days, when the further investigations come with a conclusive diagnosis. Till then, wish the best for me.” (sic)

Though Abhinay Deo, director of Khan’s upcoming film Blackmail, admitted that the tweet left him stunned, he emphasised that it was time to stand by the actor’s side.

Abhinay Deo
Abhinay Deo

“I read his message on Twitter and it was shocking to find out about this health. He never showed any signs of illness while we were shooting for Blackmail, nor did he mention anything about it. I am sure the doctors are doing their best and providing necessary treatment. I haven’t called him because he and his family are taking care of the situation, and during such a time, they need their privacy,” said Deo.

That Khan was under the weather was revealed a fortnight ago when Vishal Bhardwaj announced that he was postponing his project based on gangster Sapna Didi owing to his lead actors’ health problems. Khan was said to be suffering from jaundice at the time. However, things seemed to have taken a turn for the worse since then.

Concerned about Khan’s health, Deo said they are open to postponing Blackmail’s release, should the need arise. “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.”

Lauding him for opening up about his ailment on a public platform, the director added, “It’s commendable of him to come out on a public forum and speak about what he is going through, as this will put an end to speculations that may have started.”

Also Read: Irrfan reveals he’s suffering from a ‘rare disease’

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Feb 232018

The mystery behind Abhinay Deol’s film having his character’s face covered in paper bags revealed here

Delhi Belly poster
Delhi Belly poster.

Abhinay Deo’s upcoming quirky comedy shares a connection to his 2011 comic entertainer Delhi Belly. While the posters of Blackmail feature the star cast covering their faces with bra and panty paper bags, the poster of Delhi Belly too featured Shenaz Treasurywala with a brown paper bag.

The poster of Aamir Khan Productions’ Delhi Belly had Shenaz Treasurywala covering her face with a paper bag as she gets held in the case of diamonds. A paper bag is yet again seen in Abhinay Deo’s upcoming directorial Blackmail as Irrfan Khan is seen covering his face with a bra and panty paper bag not only in the posters but also the teaser.

Irrfan Khan’s Blackmail poster.

Abhinay Deo’s directorial Delhi Belly proved to be one of its kind quirky comedy in India, garnering appreciation and love for the film.  After entertaining the audience with the much loved and critically acclaimed Delhi Belly, Abhinay Deo is all set to present yet another quirky, irrelevant, situational, on the move comedy. The paper bag in the posters has been intriguing the audience ever since the teaser of the film released on Valentine’s Day. There has been immense anticipation to witness the story of the middle class married man running around the streets with a bra and panty bag covering his face.

Also Read: Irrfan Khan’s Blackmail Trailer Gives Infidelity A Quirky Twist!

While the short teaser didn’t reveal much about the film’s plot, the ‘Historical Kaand’ of Irrfan’s characters intrigued the audience to know more. Coming from the director of Delhi Belly, Blackmail has generated immense buzz amongst the audience to witness the crazy comedy.

Blackmail marks the first-ever collaboration of Abhinay Deo and the award-winning team of Hindi Medium, i.e. Irrfan and T-Series. Starring an ensemble cast comprising Irrfan, Kirti Kulhari, Divya Dutta, Arunoday Singh, Omi Vaidya, Anuja Sathe, Pradhuman Singh Mall, Gajraj Rao amongst many others, the film promises to be a crazy comedy backed by entertaining performers.

Produced by T-Series’ Bhushan Kumar and RDP Motion Pictures’ Abhinay Deo, Blackmail directed by Abhinay Deo is slated to release on 6th April 2018.

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Dec 162012

New Delhi,Dec 17:Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor and director Abhinay Deo, who are working on developing the Indian version of American TV series 24, are said to be on a hunt for 30 new faces for the show.They are looking to launch fresh talent for the show. They have already started the auditions and are scouting for locations for the shooting, according to a source.

24 will go on floors by end of January 2013 or around early February, as soon as the cast is locked, and locations are finalised.

24 is an American television series that started in 2001 and ran till 2010, with a total of 192 episodes.

Anil featured in the eighth season of the show as Omar Hassan, president of the fictional Islamic Republic of Kamistan.

In the desi version, Anil will play the iconic character of Jack Bauer, essayed by Kiefer Sutherland in the original.

Dec 142012

With Anil Kapoor at the helm of the Indian version of the much talked about smash hit American TV show 24, there are huge hopes for not one or two, but a whopping thirty new faces! You heard it right… news is that apart from himself and a few chosen known faces, Anil wants most of the cast to be fresh and that Abhinay Deo and he has already started with the auditions.

While Anil Kapoor has played a cameo in the last season of the American show 24, he will play the iconic character of Jack Bauer (which was played by Kiefer Sutherland in the original) in the Indian version of the show.

Buzz is also that the makers have already started scouting for locations where 24 will be shot. The show will go on floors by end of January, as soon as the cast and locations are finalized.

Rumors have it that Colors channel has bought the broadcast rights for the Indian version from Anil Kapoor for a whopping Rs. 150 crore!