The late Legendary actor Irrfan Khan was scheduled to star in Anand Gandhi’s next film about a pandemic, before his death. The title of the film is Emergence, it is based on women scientists  fighting a contagion. Sharing some insights, Anand Ghandi said, “Irrfan and I drove to Pune once and became friends over the years… We explored the possibility of his presence in Tumbbad before the final script and schedule changed things. He’d have been in Emergence too. I wish I had created something with him.” Adding more  the director shares, “My script predicted the rise of rightwing politics, storage crisis for scientific data, paleomicrobe releasing from thawing of the Arctic and behavioural changes brought on by a pandemic.”