On Irrfan's birth anniversary, son Babil shares a heartfelt post
Late actor Irrfan Khan, who passed away last year, would have turned 54 today. On the occasion, his elder son Babil shared an old video of the actor where he can be seen with his wife Sutapa Sikdar and younger son Ayaan. Khan's son wrote though his family never believed in celebrating birthdays, he could not forget his birthday this time. Here is more.
Sharing the old video of Khan on Instagram, Babil wrote, "You never identified with institutions such as contractual marriage and birthday celebrations." "Perhaps, that is why I don't remember anyone's birthdays because you never remembered mine and never encouraged me to remember yours (sic)." "But this time I could not forget yours if I tried (sic)," he added in the caption.
Khan's passing was a great loss for the film fraternity. Director Mahesh Bhatt today shared with TOI, "The sun goes down but its gentle warmth still lingers on the land. Today, on Irrfan's birthday, the memory of him fills me with warmth." Other celebrities such as Ayushmann Khurrana, Anushka Sharma and filmmaker Ritesh Batra also remembered the late actor on social media.
After battling neuroendocrine tumor for two years, the beloved actor left the world on April 29, 2020. He was diagnosed with a colon infection before his death. He breathed his last at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai.
Khan was one of the most celebrated actors of the country, who gave memorable performances in movies such as Paan Singh Tomar, Maqbool, Life in a Metro, The Lunchbox, Piku, and many more. He had also been a part of several Hollywood projects such as The Namesake, Life of Pi, among others. He was last seen in Angrezi Medium, which released in March 2020.
Khan's final offering to his countless fans, a movie titled The Song of Scorpions, will be out in early 2021. Written and directed by Anup Singh, the film also stars Golshifteh Farahani, Waheeda Rehman, and Shashank Arora.