After much speculation about who will play the female lead in Irrfan Khan starrer Angrezi Medium, it was confirmed that Kareena Kapoor has been finalised for the project. The actress will reportedly start the shooting from May 15 and then fly to London in June where a major part of the film will be shot.
Mumbai Mirror quoted a source saying, ''Kareena has started prep for Angrezi Medium. Since she’s playing a cop for the first time, she’s been discussing her character with director Homi Adajania. She will shoot in Mumbai for around a week before the team flies to London in June where a big chunk will be shot. She is not romantically paired with Irrfan but has an important role in the narrative.''
On Kareena Kapoor joining the cast of Angrezi Medium, film's producer Dinesh Vijan had said in a statement, "Kareena is a great addition to our franchise. Angrezi Medium is a very special film and I'm excited that she's going to be a part of it. We wanted to introduce this character who would be taken forward in the franchises to come and she's perfect for it," reported news agency IANS.
Kareena and Irrfan are coming together for the first time in Angrezi Medium. However, Kareena will not be romantically paired opposite Irrfan. The film, directed by Homi Adajania, went on floors recently and also stars Radhika Madan and Deepak Dobriyal, among others. Irrfan plays Champak from Udaipur who is in the mithai business for 'Angrezi Medium'. Radhika Madan will play the role of Irrfan's daughter who wants to go to abroad for studying. Kareena will be seen playing the role of a cop in Angrezi Medium.
Soon after Angrezi Medium, Kareena will begin shooting for Karan Johar’s Takht.