‘Angrezi Medium’ is My ‘Guru Dakshina’ to Irrfan: Pankaj Tripathi

Angrezi Medium releases on 20 March. 

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Pankaj Tripathi and Irrfan Khan star together in <i>Angrezi Medium</i>

In his upcoming film Angrezi Medium, Pankaj Tripathi will be seen sharing screen space with Irrfan Khan, whom he calls his ‘guru’. This is the first time the two will be starring together in a film, and in an interview, Tripathi has called his role in the film, a ‘guru dakshina’ to Irrfan Khan.

“I’ve always been inspired by Irrfan's performances as an actor. He has had a huge impact on my life, especially with his performances from Haasil, Maqbool, The Warrior, and Pan Singh Tomar, ”said the Stree actor.

“My guru and also my senior from the National School of Drama, I have always wanted to impact audiences the way he (Irrfan Khan) does. His contribution has been greatly acknowledged in the Indian Cinema and my role in this film is almost like my ‘guru dakshina’ to him.”
Pankaj Tripathi

He also shared a picture of the two on Twitter, and wrote, “गुरु @irrfank का हाथ जब शिष्य के कंधे पर हो तो चेले के नयन में भाव देख सकते हैं। ये प्रेम है जिससे बढ़ के कुछ भी नही संसार में” (You can see the emotions in the student’s eyes when guru, Irrfan Khan, places his hands on the student’s shoulders. This is love, and there’s nothing bigger than that in this world)

Angrezi Medium stars Irrfan Khan along with Kareena Kapoor Khan, Radhika Madan, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Tripathi and Deepak Dobriyal. The film is a sequel to the 2017 comedy film Hindi Medium and has been directed by Homi Adajania.

The trailer shows Irrfan Khan as a sweetshop owner with Radhika Madan as his daughter who wishes to pursue higher education in the UK. He then travels to London to collect the funds required for her admission.

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