Emraan Hashmi to make documentary on cancer, to raise awareness about disease in India

FP Staff

Jul,03 2017 15:53:52 IST

Actor Emraan Hashmi, who has penned a book on his struggle and how he dealt with his son Ayaan's cancer treatment, has now started working on a documentary on cancer. He said the documentary is at its initial stage.

Emraan Hashmi. Image from IBN

Emraan Hashmi. Image from IBN

"Work on a docu on cancer has begun. It's in its initial stages. It's important to create awareness about the C word," Emraan tweeted on 2 July.

Born in February 2010, Ayaan, the first child of Emraan and wife Parveen Shahani, was diagnosed with first stage of this illness at the age of four in early 2014.

To help raise awareness about the disease and share their story, Emraan came out with a book titled The Kiss of Life: How A Superhero and My Son Defeated Cancer last year. It chronicles his career, family, the birth of his son, cancer and treatment thereafter.

According to reports, the documentary is tentatively titled The C Word.

Hashmi is going to be seen next in director Milan Luthria's upcoming crime period drama Baadshaho. He has described his character as the 'guns and roses badass', which suggests that it is a mix of the formidable and the generous, as per a report by Firstpost few days back.

The film also stars Vidyut Jammwal, Ileana D'Cruz and Esha Gupta. It is co-produced by Luthria, and Bhushan and Krishan Kumar's T-Series Films. It is slated to release on 1 September.

(With inputs from IANS)

Updated Date: Jul 03, 2017 15:53 PM