Irrfan Khan starrer Hindi Medium became a huge hit among the audience when it released in 2017. The actor was much praised for his brilliant performance in the film and fans have been waiting for the sequel ever since. While many Bollywood celebrities’ names have popped up to be the part of the sequel like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and others, it is now said that actresses Radhika Madan and Radhika Apte will be joining Irrfan Khan for Hindi Medium 2.
Going by the reports in DNA, the makers have approached Radhika Apte to play Irrfan Khan’s wife in the film. Earlier the role was played by Pakistani beauty Saba Qamar. Also Pataakha fame Radhika Madan is said to be approached to play Irrfan’s teenage daughter. The source further told the entertainment portal, “Also, since the story, this time around will be about Irrfan’s beti wanting to go abroad for further studies, the film will be shot in the US and London. Even the title is likely to change. The producers are planning to call it English Medium.”
However, the buzz has it that Irrfan Khan won’t be a part of the sequel. A report published in Bollywood Hungama said that Irrfan will not be playing any part in the film. A friend of the actor told the portal, “Irrfan is recuperating slowly. He won’t be returning to acting for a while now. The process of healing is slow and exhausting. Even after full recovery, he won’t be allowed to get back to work for at least a year. So there is no question of doing Hindi Medium 2 or any other film in the immediate future.” The report went on to say that Hindi Medium director Saket Chowdhary too, has no plans of helming the sequel.
Also, it is said that the second part of Hindi Medium will be directed by Homi Adajania.