Actor Irrfan Khan’s wife, Sutapa Sikdar, on Friday walked down the reminiscence lane as she emotionally remembered the instances spent with the late star and stated, although he handed away too quickly, he lived a satisfying life. Khan, one in every of India’s most interesting and most versatile actors with acclaimed performances in movies akin to “Maqbool”, “The Namesake”, “Paan Singh Tomar” and “Hindi Medium”, died in Mumbai in April 2020 on the age of 54.
The actor was recognized with neuroendocrine tumour in 2018, a uncommon type of most cancers that assaults varied elements of the physique. To pay tribute to his legacy, the 51st version of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) screened Khan’s “Paan Singh Tomar” in Panaji. The screening was attended by Sikdar and son Babil.
Sikdar stated the 2012 movie, about an award-winning athlete who’s compelled to insurgent in opposition to the system, is an apt homage to Khan.
“IFFI could not have chosen a greater movie. It talks a couple of race, an athlete. To quote Irrfan’s dialogue from the movie, ‘you need to finish the race. Whether you lose or win. You have to the touch the finish line.’
“Irrfan’s finish line came too soon. But he played well. We are proud of you Irrfan,” an emotional Sikdar stated, as Babil hugged his mom.
Taking to Instagram, Babil wrote “Today, I need to share this as @iffigoa made it possible to watch and hear him on the big screen one more time, that to in Paan Singh Tomar. (This man exuded a younger energy than me in his late 40s even).”
He additionally shared just a few photographs of himself and his mom Sutapa Sikdar as they attended the International Film Festival of India.
Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, “Paan Singh Tomar” bagged two National Awards, one for finest movie and the opposite for finest actor, which went to Khan.
At the screening, Sikdar recalled attending the film gala with Khan when each had been college students in New Delhi. Sikdar stated the duo would have ‘reducing chai’ and “drown in conversations about cinema” after each movie screening.
“That was the beginning. I remember Irrfan having dreams in his eyes. It’s a special moment. It’s an honour and privilege to be appreciated, given a tribute by the same institute- IFFI.”
Sikdar stated it was a “brave decision” for her to step out—her first public look since Khan’s demise—but one which supplied her a closure.
“This is the primary time I’ve come out of residence. I needed to, as a result of one wants closures additionally to stroll forward. IFFI is the closure for me. It’s like being there for what we’ve got completed 30 years in the past as college students.
“I am happy people are here even in today’s exceptional times. It feels nice that we are here together to celebrate a person,” she added.
On January 7, Khan’s household, together with a number of Bollywood celebrities remembered the late star on his fifty fifth delivery anniversary.
(With PTI Inputs)