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Karwaan special screening in London: Irrfan Khan, family happy with first cut, says dialogue writer

Karwaan dialogue writer Hussain Dalal said that the actor made a few suggestions, but overall the family was happy with the way the film has turned out.

Still from Karwaan (2018)

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Producer Ronnie Screwvala arranged for a special screening of the upcoming film Karwaan (2018) in London for actor Irrfan Khan. The special screening was held at Henry Wood House, a business centre in London. Khan had expressed a desire to see the final cut of the film.

Khan is currently undergoing treatment for neuroendocrine tumour in the UK. He will not be able to promote Karwaan due to his ill health.

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One of those present at the screening was Karwaan dialogue writer Hussain Dalal.

"He seemed happy to see me. His wife and some close friends were also present at the screening. After the film, we spoke about it. He had some minor suggestions for the team, but overall his family and he seemed pretty pleased," Dalal said in a press note.

Meanwhile, director Akarsh Khurana informed that after the trailer came out, the actor was happy with the response it was getting, particularly all the love his character Shaukat had received.

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“He spoke to me at length after the screening in London and I was happy and relieved with his response and that of his family," said Khurana.

The director sounded upbeat about the actor’s health.

"At this point, we don’t want to burden him with promotions. His approval and blessings are with us, and that’s all that we need. He sounded good when we spoke and we’re all hoping that he bounces back from this challenging phase soon. Hussain who was also present for the screening told me about everyone’s reactions which were, thank God, rather favourable," said Khurana.

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Karwaan marks the debut of Dulquer Salmaan and Mithila Palkar in Hindi cinema. It revolves around three characters from different walks of life who are thrown together on a bizarre road journey which helps them find normalcy in their lives.

Produced by Screwvala's creative production house RSVP in association with Ishka Films, Karwaan will be released on 3 August.

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