Irrfan Khan is taking 48 hours off, to fly down from Lithuania, where he is filming a Japanese TV miniseries, The Tokyo Trials, to fly down to Toronto for the world premiere of Meghna Gulzar’s upcoming thriller-drama, Talvar. Also featuring Tabu and Konkona Sen Sharma, the film is based on the 2008-Noida double murder case, where a teenage girl, Aarushi Talwar, and the family helper, Hemraj, were found murdered. The girl’s parents, Dr Rajesh Talwar and Dr Nupur Talwar, have since been arrested for the murder and are currently in jail awaiting the trial.
“Irrfan is flying down to Mumbai and reaches Toronto on September 10 for the premiere. The same night, he will fly back to Lithuania,” a source close to the actor informed Mirror. The Tokyo Trial is a decade long investigation of crimes in the Pacific, during and after World War II. It is jointly being helmed by Canadian writer-director Rob W King, and Dutch director, Pieter Verhoeff.
The National Award winning actor plays an Indian judge.
After the TIFF debut, Talvar will have an European premiere at the British Film Institute (BFI) – London Film Festival and then travel to the Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) for an Asian premiere.
“It is an honor to get invited to these film festivals across the world. It’s euphoric to get such an amazing response to the film which is really close to my heart even before it releases,” exults Irrfan.