Thursday marks the 54th birth anniversary of Irrfan Khan, and filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who was a detailed pal of the late actor, fondly recalled taking pictures with him for his 2015 launch, Piku. Sircar tells IANS: “On the last few days of his schedule he would say, ‘dada can’t we go on shooting like this. I am feeling like free bird, I don’t want this moment to stop. Please aap kuch bhi kara lo mujhse (you make me do anything). I can’t explain this feeling. Can’t we just go on and on?'”
Piku, additionally starring Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone, went on to turn out to be a industrial hit. “I really miss him,” Sircar concluded with a observe of disappointment in his voice.
Irrfan handed away on April 29 final yr after struggling colon an infection. He had additionally battled neuroendrocrine most cancers and acquired therapy within the UK, earlier than he got here again to India in February 2020.
On Thursday, Irrfan’s son Babil shared an unseen video of him and his spouse Sutapa Sikdar to mark his 54th birth anniversary. Sharing a video of Irrfan Khan battling a video name, Babil Khan gave a shoutout to all “technologically inept parents.” He marked the special day by sharing the outdated household video on Instagram the place Irrfan, his spouse Sutapa, and their youthful son Ayan are seen attempting to video name Babil. Both Irrfan and Sutapa are seen calling out Babil’s title, whereas Ayan is seen laughing because the connection of the decision appears to be misplaced and but Irrfan and Sutapa saved calling Babil’s title.
“Babil… we miss him (Babil),” the late ‘Hindi Medium’ actor stated within the video. Khan’s son penned an emotional caption on his father’s birth anniversary remembering how he by no means recognized with establishments like “birthday celebrations.” “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,” he wrote within the caption.
Irrfan Khan, considered one of India’s most versatile and beloved actors, left an indelible mark on each Indian and worldwide cinema with his performances in movies like “Maqbool”, “The Lunchbox”, “Paan Singh Tomar” and “The Namesake”.
(With IANS inputs)