Irrfan Khan, who is battling cancer in London watch the special screening of Karwaan in London. About his reaction, dialogue writer Hussain Dalal said, "He seemed happy to see me. His wife (Sutapa Sikdar) and some close friends were also present at the screening. After the film, we spoke about it. He had some minor suggestions for the team but overall, his family and he seemed pretty pleased." In an earlier interview, director Akarsh Khurana had spoken about Khan's reaction to the film, he said, "He spoke to me at length after the screening in London and I was happy and relieved with his response and that of his family."