Anand Gandhi, creator of horror movie, ‘Tumbbad’ (2018), recently revealed that Irrfan Khan would have been in his next film.
Khan passed away from a pre-existing illness a week ago today. According to Box Office Worldwide, the star was said to been involved in a project of Gandhi’s titled ‘Emergence.’ The movie revolves around four front line women scientists who are all fighting a disease.
While talking to the media, Gandhi said, “The idea came while working on Ship of Theseus that tried to answer whether free will exists. I was intrigued to learn that microbiomes (bacteria in our body) play a significant role in our behaviour. With Emergence, I’m taking the parasite-host relationship further.”
He went on to say, “I started writing it five years ago, with the working title 2020. My script predicted the rise of right wing politics, storage crisis for scientific data, paleomicrobe releasing from thawing of the Arctic and behavioural changes brought on by a pandemic. But there was so much research required that by 2017, the office joked that the film would have to be re-titled 2025.”
The filmmaker also revealed Khan was even a possibility for ‘Tumbbad’,“We explored the possibility of his presence in Tumbbad before the final script and schedule changed things. He’d have been in Emergence too. I wish I had created something with him”.
The Hindi film industry remains in mourning with both the deaths of Khan and Rishi Kapoor within a day of each other.
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