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Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra pay tribute to ‘legendary’ Irrfan Khan on his birth anniversary, see their messages


Actors Anushka Sharma and Priyanka Chopra were among the many Bollywood celebrities who remembered late actor Irrfan Khan on his birth anniversary on Thursday. Irrfan died in April 2020, after a two year battle with cancer.

On Instagram Stories, Anushka shared a picture of Irrfan and wrote, “A legendary figure of the industry. You will always be missed and your legacy will live on forever.” Priyanka shared a similar post, and wrote, “Remembering an incredible legacy. Irrfan.”

Earlier in the day, Irrfan’s son, Babil, shared a video of his father in his memory. He wrote in the 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.”

Irrfan’s friend, actor Chandan Roy Sanyal, told The Times of India, “I felt he was all set to break into the big league when he was gone and it made me really sad. More than anything I’ll miss what he’d have done had he not been taken away. Irrfan Khan was more than an actor; he was a seeker.”

Also read: Irrfan Khan’s son Babil remembers actor on his birth anniversary, says he never believed in celebrating birthdays

Irrfan’s last release was Angrezi Medium, which released in March. His film, Song of the Scorpions will get a posthumous release soon.

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Irrfan Khan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar pens emotional note on his birthday, reveals why she celebrates it even though he never did


Late actor Irrfan Khan’s wife, writer Sutapa Sikdar, poured her heart out in an emotional birthday tribute to him. She reminisced about the time he would ask her why she celebrates birthdays and said that she has an answer for him now.

Starting her Facebook post with a few lines written by poet Sahir Ludhianvi, Sutapa wrote, “You never celebrated your birthday initially to my dismay then reconciliation then just a habit. You used to ask me when you were really young ‘why would you celebrate your birthday isn’t it one year less to your death day?’ of course these were conversation when you had just ventured out from home from conditioning to exploration so you would question everything.I don’t remember what I answered you but today I want to answer so listen.”

“Irrfan I celebrate the day because how would I have met you if you were not born ..so I celebrate the day the nakshatras the tithi the grahas the alignment of the universe on that particular day which welcomed you in this planet. And now that you are in the infinite did you get some answers you always seeked?,” she added.

Earlier in the day, Irrfan’s elder son Babil shared a heartfelt note for him, along with an unseen video. In the clip, Irrfan, Sutapa and their younger son Ayaan were seen trying to record a message for Babil.

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“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,” Babil wrote.

Irrfan’s final release, Anup Singh’s The Song of Scorpions, will hit the theatres this year. Last month, Babil shared the motion poster of the film, which advertised it as ‘a golden chance to witness the magician on the big screen for one last time’.

“One more time, perhaps not the last. #thesongofscorpions,” he wrote. Sutapa shared the poster and wrote, “A journey from the finite to the infinite. #thesongofscorpions #neverthelasttime.”

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‘On to the next one without you’: Irrfan Khan’s son Babil writes poignant note to father


Remembering his father, late actor Irrfan Khan, on New Year, Babil Khan wrote a poignant note and shared throwback photos. He also wrote a post for his mother, Sutapa Sikdar.

Taking to Instagram, Babil shared two throwback photos, with both of them lying on the bed in one monochrome photo. In the caption, Babil wrote, “On to the next one without you, still with your compassion. Public ko Happy new year!”

  

In a note for his mother, Babil wrote, “With your guidance. 2021.” He also shared photos with his mother in which they are both sitting on a swing.

Sutapa also wrote on Facebook on Thursday, “It’s so difficult to wish 2020 as the worst year as you were still there.last year this day next to me,gardening, busy building birds house how can I say goodbye to 2020!!Irrfan I have no idea how to welcome 2021!!”

Earlier, Babil also shared about the actor’s last film titled, The Song of The Scorpions, which is set to be released in 2021. Irrfan died on April 29 after a two-year battle with neuroendocrine tumour. He is survived by Sutapa and sons Babil and Ayaan.

After Irrfan’s death, Sutapa shared a statement on behalf of the family, saying that it was not a ‘personal loss’ as millions were grieving with them. “I want to assure everyone that this is not a loss, it is a gain. It’s a gain of the things he taught us, and now we shall finally begin to truly implement it and evolve,” the statement said.



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Ram Charan tests positive for coronavirus, Sara Ali Khan talks about brother Ibrahim’s acting debut and advice she can give


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Sara Ali Khan on advice to brother Ibrahim on acting debut: ‘My only tip would be to just be an all-rounded human being’

Sara Ali Khan spoke about her brother Ibrahim Ali Khan and his film debut in a recent interview. She said that while she wasn’t experienced enough to give him an advice, she feels that he should get a good education first.

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Akshay Kumar jokes about ‘questionable life decisions’ as he wishes wife Twinkle Khanna on her birthday. See pic

Actor Akshay Kumar posted a throwback picture with wife Twinkle Khanna from one of their many holidays to wish her on her birthday. See it here.

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Irrfan Khan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar, son Babil share poster of his final film The Song Of Scorpions: ‘Never the last time’

Ahead of the release of late actor Irrfan Khan’s final film The Song Of Scorpions, his wife Sutapa Sikdar and son Babil shared its poster and said that it is ‘never the last time’.

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Khushi Kapoor posts a cute throwback pic to wish half-sister Anshula: ‘Happy birthday to my favourite’

Khushi Kapoor, who recently made her Instagram account public, has shared a glamorous throwback picture with her sister Anshula to wish her on her birthday on Tuesday. See here.

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Irrfan Khan chilling with this pug on sets of Blackmail is all things lovely: Son Babil shares a sweet throwback of ‘Bassu and Baba’


Actor Irrfan is no more but he continues to be remembered for his work. The actor had featured in 2018 film Blackmail before going on a two-year sabbatical after being diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour. His son Babil has now shared a behind the scene picture of the actor from the sets of Blackmail.

Sharing the picture on Instagram, Babil wrote, “A sweet one for his fans. Bassu (@mann012 ‘s puppy) and Baba, Blackmail, 2017.” The picture shows Irrfan taking a break in his costume — a formal shirt and a tie. He is seen with an adorable pup sitting on his chest.

 

In the film, Irrfan plays a middle-class man who blackmails his wife after catching her with her lover. The film starred Kirti Kulhari as his wife, Arunoday Singh as her lover and Divya Dutta as the wife of his wife’s lover. The black comedy was directed by Abhinay Deo of Delhi Belly fame.

Irrfan had flown to London for treatment and was missing from the film’s promotional activities though he had extended his support for the same. He had asked the makers to release the film on schedule. Sharing how Irrfan went out of his way for the benefit of the film, Abhinay had told Hindustan Times ahead of the release, “What he’s doing is absolutely inspirational and amazing. He not only opened up in detail about what he’s going through at this point of time, but also [talked about] how he’s dealing with his illness. This clearly highlights his positivity and strength. And in my opinion, it’s a winner’s attitude, something that we should learn from him. Irrfan is showing us how to deal with such [unavoidable] circumstances in life.”

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Talking about why Irrfan was the apt choice for the character of Dev, he had said, “Irrfan’s character (Dev) in Blackmail has the least number of lines — we needed someone who could deliver even with few words and [through his] expression, but at the same time wouldn’t go overboard. There are very few actors in the country who can pull off such a layered performance. Irrfan lets the character blend with himself, and you don’t know where Irrfan ended and Dev started.”

Irrfan died this year on April 29. He is survived by wife Sutapa Sikdar and sons Babil and Ayaan.

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Irrfan Khan’s son Babil shares sweet throwback video of late actor pranking his family. Watch


Late actor Irrfan Khan’s son Babil has shared a sweet throwback video of the family. The video shows Irrfan pranking his family at a vacation by pretending to click their picture.

Babil, his mother Sutapa Sikdar and younger brother Ayaan were at a port at night, posing for a picture with Irrfan behind the camera. Babil had his arm around Sutapa while Ayaan smiled for the photo. As Irrfan started moving closer, the family realised that he was actually making a video. While Babil and Sutapa quickly caught the prank, Ayaan was still oblivious and kept posing. Babil broke into a laugh on seeing his expression.

 

“Baba used to think it was still very funny to record videos when he said he’d take a picture, and Ayaan was always the last one to realise it. Familia,” Babil captioned his post. Irrfan’s fans loved the cute family moment. One commented, “This is sweet memories to live by and cherish.” Another wrote, “How sweet is that.”

Babil often shares memories with his father, who died in April this year after a two-year long battle with neuroendocrine tumour. Babil also wishes to be an actor like Irrfan. He had shared a post about how his father was ignored for Bollywood hunks despite giving some of the best movie performances to the country.

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Talking about his piece of advice for him, Babil said, “You know one of the most important things my father taught me as a student of cinema? Before I went to film school, he warned me that I’ll have to prove my self as Bollywood is seldom respected in world cinema and at these moments I must inform about the indian cinema that’s beyond our controlled Bollywood. Unfortunately, it did happen. Bollywood was not respected, no awareness of 60’s – 90’s Indian cinema or credibility of opinion. There was literally one single lecture in the world cinema segment about indian cinema called ‘Bollywood and Beyond’, that too gone through in a class full of chuckles. it was tough to even get a sensible conversation about the real Indian cinema of Satyajit Ray and K.Asif going.”

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Sutapa Sikdar, Babil remember Irrfan Khan on Diwali: ‘I still feel like you’ve gone for a long shoot… will come back to me’


Irrfan Khan’s family celebrated their first Diwali after his death this year. His wife Sutapa Sikdar and son Babil remembered the late actor and shared heartfelt posts and unseen throwback pictures of him on the occasion.

Sutapa shared a very old throwback picture of Irrfan feeding one of their sons as she looks on. She wrote, “DiwaliAges ago when baba had to feed them and he has fed them right things to now walk alone.irrfan. may you shine upon them always from the world of stars#Happychildren’sday#happydiwali.”

Babil reacted to the picture, “Hahahah I love how he’s looking at the menu like…” along with laughing emojis. Sharing an unknown fact about Irrfan, Sutapa replied to Babil, “The only word he knew and taught every Gora in US when he was like six months was khana you remember. Kana they said the moment they saw him.”

Babil also shared a rare throwback picture of the actor, decked up in a suit and smiling while holding a peacock in his hands.He wrote, “Rooh bankar milunga usko aasma mein kahin, pyar dharti par farishto se kiya nahi jata. I still feel like you’ve gone for a long shoot, a long schedule underwater and you’ll come back to me, to the surface again.”

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Irrfan died on April 29 this year after a long battle with neuroendocrine tumour. He is survived by wife Sutapa and two sons: Babil and Ayaan. Both Sutapa and Babil occasionally share heartfelt posts and throwback pictures in the actor’s memory on social media.

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Last month, Babil shared a throwback video which featured his parents walking hand in hand while singing a romantic Lata Mangeshkar song, Tu Jahaan Jahaan Chalega. At a point in the video, both Sutapa and Irrfan were seen discussing if the correct lyrics of the song have ‘Mera Saaya’ or ‘Tera Saaya’. “Mera saya ki tera saya? Dropping ma off at the airport now :(,” Babil wrote in the caption as he got emotional while dropping his mother at the airport.

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Irrfan Khan’s son Babil pens heartbreaking poem for him, posts unseen new pic: ‘how could you settle for less’


Late actor Irrfan Khan’s son, Babil, has shared a sweet picture of his parents. Irrfan died earlier this year, after a two-year battle with cancer, and Babil has been sharing regular remembrances on social media.

In his latest post, shared on Monday, he wrote a poem: “It’s true, time does indeed slow down in the spaces between your breaths. And once you’ve dreamed of more, how could you settle for less. Perhaps, it was over because you knew. Or perhaps, because I grew. But the sky isn’t so blue, When the sun is setting over you.”

The picture shows Irrfan and wife Sutapa Sikdar in a loving embrace. Hundreds of people left heart emojis in the comments section of Babil’s post.

 

In an earlier note, Babil had written about his mother. “You told me to take care of her but it turned out that she took care of us like you did,” he said, seemingly addressing Irrfan, adding, “Mamma. That light house in the storm, I hope I can give you the world to travel, and everything more that you desire, there is nothing left for me to live now but you and Ayaan.”

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Babil, who is studying filmmaking in the UK, recently left India to rejoin his studies. Sutapa had written with a photo of the two of them at the airport, “You have seen them grow and then they go. “Travel and tell no one live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things. ‘#kahlil Gibran#unconditionallove.”

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Irrfan’s son Babil says he will appear on screen soon, recalls the day late actor saw him perform for first time. See pic


Late actor Irrfan’s son Babil has shared a throwback picture from the time when the legendary actor watched his live performance for the first time. Babil often shares memories with his late father on Instagram and this one seems to be special to him.

Sharing the picture which shows Irrfan and Babil in the middle of a conversation, the latter wrote in caption, “Probably the first time he saw me perform on stage.” While Irrfan is in formals, Babil is in the costume of a Buddhist monk.

On being asked by a fan what had he performed that day, Babil replied, “a rendition of a story by Rabindranath Tagore.” Another said, “Waiting for you to appear on screen”, to which he replied, “soon”. When one more follower asked if he was appearing in any movie, he said, “wait I guess”.

Babil is an aspiring actor and has been learning the craft in the UK. Talking about his father’s immense contribution in the world of cinema, Babil had said that he was defeated at the box office by hunks with six pack abs despite his efforts “to elevate the art of acting in the adverse conditions”.

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Talking about his piece of advice for him, Babil said, “You know one of the most important things my father taught me as a student of cinema? Before I went to film school, he warned me that I’ll have to prove my self as Bollywood is seldom respected in world cinema and at these moments I must inform about the indian cinema that’s beyond our controlled Bollywood. Unfortunately, it did happen. Bollywood was not respected, no awareness of 60’s – 90’s Indian cinema or credibility of opinion. There was literally one single lecture in the world cinema segment about indian cinema called ‘Bollywood and Beyond’, that too gone through in a class full of chuckles. it was tough to even get a sensible conversation about the real Indian cinema of Satyajit Ray and K.Asif going.”

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Indian Film Festival of Melbourne to honour Irrfan, Rishi Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput with special screenings of their films


Late actors Irrfan Khan, Rishi Kapoor and Sushant Singh Rajput will be honoured at the Indian Film Festival of Melbourne. As a part of IFFM’s tribute section, the festival will be screening Irrfan’s Song of Scorpion, Rishi’s 102 Not Out and Sushant’s Kedarnath this year.

In a statement, festival Mitu Bhowmick Lange, said, “Artistes live on through their legacy. These were some fine men who did some incredible movies that resonated with everyone. It was important for us to celebrate their memory. We handpicked some great films for our audience so that we relive a little bit of their lives with them. Their loss to the film industry is irrevocable but the magic of their movies will continue to entertain generations hereafter.”

Rishi’s 102 Not Out also starred Amitabh Bachchan as his father. Sushant’s Kedarnath was directed by Abhishek Kapoor and marked the debut of Sara Ali Khan. Song of Scorpion saw Irrfan reunite with his Qissa director Anup Singh and also starred Golshifteh Farahani.

Irrfan died on April 29 after a two-year battle with neuroendocrine tumour. Rishi died a day later on April 30 after battling cancer for a year. Sushant died by suicide on June 14.

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Irrfan was also paid a tribute by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts recently in their special video on hope. A scene featuring Irrfan from Ang Lee film The Life of Pi saw him talking about life and death. On his death, the Academy wrote in a tweet, “A mainstay of Bollywood cinema and incredible talent in films like Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi and The Namesake, Irrfan Khan left his imprint on global cinema. An inspiration to millions, he will be greatly missed.”

The Golden Globes wrote, “Sad news: Actor IRRFAN KHAN passed away yesterday at the age of 53 in Mumbai, India. He had been hospitalized the day before with a colon infection. Irrfan Khan was best known to international audiences for his roles in films like Life of Pi, The Lunchbox, Puzzle, Jurassic World and the Golden Globe® winning Slumdog Millionaire. He first appeared on the big screen in the Golden Globe® nominated film Salaam Bombay. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends at this difficult time. May he rest in peace.”

Irrfan’s last film was Angrezi Medium which released earlier this year but received lukewarm reaction due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rishi was last seen in The Body with Emraan Hashmi and Sushant’s last film–Dil Bechara–released post humously on Disney+ Hotstar in July to great fan reaction.

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