Vishal Bhardwaj۪s Haider۪ has taken the industry and fans by storm since the first trailer released. However, Irrfan Khan, who stars in the film, has refused to be a part of the film۪s promotions, BizAsia has learnt.
Khan has a cameo role in the movie and, therefore, he doesn۪t feel comfortable promoting the film. He doesn۪t want a repeat situation of The Xpose۪ (2014), in which he was seen in a special appearance, but appeared heavily in the promotions for the film. A friend told India Today, He did a guest appearance in Xpose. The makers had promised to keep his name and face out of the publicity. Irrfan was shocked to see he was featured prominently in the publicity.
Khan himself gave comment, I have a guest appearance in Haider. I did it because I love Vishal’s work. And I wanted to be part of another Shakespearean adaptation by Vishal after Maqbool.
Haider۪ is slated for release on 2nd October and has Shahid Kapoor, Shraddha Kapoor and Tabu in the lead roles.