Irrfan Khan

Actor Irrfan Khan has emphasized that the release of his forthcoming film “Blackmail” should not suffer owing to his ill health at this time. The film will release as scheduled on Apr. 6. (IANS photo)

MUMBAI—Irrfan Khan's "Blackmail" will hit the screens as scheduled on April 6, the makers have announced amid rumors that the actor's health condition may affect the movie's release.

T-Series and RDP Motion Pictures announced in a statement.

Khan’s announcement that he was diagnosed with a rare disease and serious health challenges had led to speculation in the media and among his fans about the status of his upcoming projects.

But "Blackmail" makers met the actor, who is said to have told them he wanted the movie to get the best possible release.

Bhushan Kumar and Abhinay Deo have expressed gratitude to Irrfan Khan for his integrity and professionalism.

Deo, who has directed the film, said: "When I met Irrfan recently, he said, please ensure that 'Blackmail' has a great release, emphasizing that his film's release date should not suffer owing to his ill health at this time.

"We will ensure 'Blackmail' has a great release."

Kumar added: "Our prayers are with Irrfan and his family. We are hopeful that he will recover from his illness. As per his wish, we will release 'Blackmail' on April 6 in the best possible manner.

The film also features Kirti Kulhari, Divya Dutta, Arunoday Singh, Omi Vaidya, Anuja Sathe, Pradhuman Singh Mall and Gajraj Rao.

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