On 29th April, 2020 versatile actor Irrfan Khan has left us and walked towards the heavenly abode. Director Shoojit Sircar has been one of the closes persons of the Angreezi Medium actor. Shoojit has been one of the first persons to know about the health condition of the actor. It is really hard to fill the void that has been left by Irrfan Khan in Bollywood.
Talking about Irrfan Khan, October director Shoojit Sircar has told us something that has been said by Lunch Box actor on the last schedule of the Piku. Shoojit has said “On the last few days of his schedule of Piku, Irrfan would often say, ‘Dada, can’t we go on shooting like this? I am feeling like a free bird. I don’t want this moment to stop. Please, aap kuch bhi kara lo mujhse. I can’t explain this feeling. Can’t we just go on and on?’ I miss my Irrfan, today and every other day.”
Mahesh Bhatt has worked with Irrfan Khan closely during his movie Rog. Sharing an emotional note about the actor, Sadak 2 director Mahesh Bhatt has said “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. 2020 has been a catastrophic year for the whole world. And for many of us, who have lost our loved ones, it has been brutal. Irfan, my friend, the memories of the time we spent together continues to flicker in my heart.”
Posting a throwback video on the birth anniversary of Irrfan Khan, his son Babil has written in a caption “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. It was just normal to us what seemed absurd from the outside, we celebrated everyday (bringing personal experiential authenticity to the cliche). On the occasion, Mamma would have to remind us both; but this time I could not forget yours if I tried. It’s your birthday Baba. Shoutout to all the technologically inept parents, notice that they did not finish saying that they miss me.”