Looks like all’s well between Irrfan and director Tigmanshu Dhulia yet again. The actor, who was forced to opt out of Tigmanshu’s upcoming film starring Saif Ali Khan and Sonakshi Sinha, landed up on the sets of the film in Lucknow to celebrate Holi. Eyebrows were raised when the actor arrived with his wife Sutapa unannounced, to meet and greet the Bullett Raja (that extra t now to be numerologically correct!) unit folk.
Says a source, “Irrfan was keen to celebrate Holi and the success of Paan Singh Tomar with Tigmanshu and producer Rahul Mittra. No one had an inkling of his trip and he just landed on the sets. Everyone was taken by surprise. After celebrating Holi, they played cricket and even flew kites. In the night they partied at a five-star till the wee hours of the morning.”
According to B-Town buzz, Tishu was in no mood to wait for Irrfan, who was facing date issues as the shoot was delayed, for the project.
He immediately replaced him with newbie Vidyut Jamwal. This came as a surprise as the director had expressed a desire to work with his Paan Singh Tomar and Sahib Biwi Aur Gangstar Returns hero yet again. Though the film headlined Saif, he had specially created a role for Irrfan as he was keen to have him in his project. Irrfan was apparently taken aback to see the haste in which Tigmanshu had replaced him.
Adds the source, “Irrfan considers Tigmashu his dear friend and there was no way this incident could mar their friendship.”