Irrfan clears the air about ‘Welcome To Karachi’

Irrfan Khan - LIFF 2013Irrfan who is being dragged into a controversy with Vashu Bhagnani’s ‘Welcome To Karachi’ has cleared the air saying that he amicably parted ways with the producer owing to creative differences. Talking about the same, a source close to Irrfan added, “The producers were informed well in advance about Irrfan not being part of the film.

Irrfan was taken aback with the way the whole thing has been blown out of proportion. Talking about it, the actor added, “Why would I do something of this sort to a producer. I had been involved in Welcome to Karachi right from the scripting stage since a year and a half when there were no producers. When Vashuji came on board as the producer, he wanted to start immediately, but I felt we were unprepared. I suggested we delay the shoot to plan things as it’s a character-based film and needs good actors, who can get the Karachi accent right. I didn’t think we were ready with the climax either. But they were impatient to go ahead with the shoot.” To which the producer reportedly said, “I am okay if you do or don’t do the film.”

”This attitude was the exact thing which prompted me to walk away from the project. Later, I even agreed to do a cameo in the film. I even returned the money I had received from him for the shoot,” added the D-Day actor.

Welcome to Karachi is currently being shot in London and will also be filmed in other parts of the United Kingdom.

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