Irrfan fans are upset. Some of the sequences featuring the Indian actor in The Amazing Spider-Man have been snipped from the final cut of the film.
Scenes such as the one where the 49-year-old is carrying a gun and is attacked in a lab by the villain, The Lizard, are not there in the movie. The audiences only get to see them face off in the scene on the bridge, where Irrfan is in a car when he is attacked by the mutant reptile.
After this, his character, Dr Ratha, disappears from the movie without a trace. And his sudden disappearance from the movie has left fans believing that he may just return in the sequel.
However, director Marc Webb told us over the phone from Los Angeles, “You’ll have to see. I can’t answer that right now.”
That is not all. There is a variation in the actor’s voice in the Hindi-dubbed version as well. So much so, that audiences are convinced that the voice is someone else’s. Sources close to the actor claim that Irrfan didn’t dub for the Hindi version.
Another source adds, “Irrfan wanted to watch the movie before dubbing for its Hindi version. But he was busy shooting in Gujarat and by the time he watched it, the dubbing had been taken care of. So he missed dubbing in Hindi.”
Irrfan didn’t take our calls or respond to our messages, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, the distributors of the film, also remained unavailable for comments.