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Irrfan Khan's Demise: Bollywood Directors Who Worked With Him Shattered, Pay Tributes

Directors of the industry, many of those who had worked with Irrfan, mourned his death. Shoojit Sircar was the first celebrity to announce the news on Twitter.

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The death of Irrfan Khan sent shockwaves across the nation and his fans across the world. Tributes poured in for the actor from across fraternities, not just entertainment, but also those from sports and politics. Most of the notable actors expressed their grief over the National Award-winner’s demise.

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It was not different for some of the directors of the industry, many of those who had worked with the actor. Shoojit Sircar was the first celebrity to announce the news on Twitter.

The director who had helmed Irrfan on Piku recalled his fight while expressing how proud he was of the actor. He also conveyed his condolences to his wife Sutapa Sikdar and their sons.

Mahesh Bhatt, who had worked with Irrfan on his productions like Kasoor, Footpath and Rog, shared a throwback picture with the actor and recalled singing a song holding his hand. The veteran shared how his smile will linger on for forever.

Another person who would miss his smile was Sudhir Mishra, who mourned the death of his Yeh Saali Zindagi actor, remembering him as a ‘co-writer, humanist, secular and spiritual.' The veteran termed him as a man ‘in search of beauty, meaning and a connection with the universe’ and termed him as ‘ brutally honest.’     

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Irrfan’s D-Day director Nikkhil Advani also recalled his smile, sharing how he didn’t have the right to say ‘okay’ when the actor posed the question to him. He wrote that he was ‘devastated’ while expressing his condolences to the bereaved family.

Rakesh Roshan, Anubhav Sinha, and Hansal Mehta were among the other directors recalling his 'extraordinary talent' and 'exceptional art.' 

Here are the responses

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Actor Irrfan Khan passed away at the Kokilaben Ambani Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday aged 53. The actor, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2018, had been admitted for a colon infection on Tuesday. 

His team released a statement:

“I trust, I have surrendered”; These were the some of the many words that Irrfan expressed in a heart felt note he wrote in 2018 opening up about his fight with cancer. And a man of few words and an actor of silent expressions with his deep eyes and  his memorable actions on screen. It’s saddening that this day, we have to bring forward the news of him passing away. Irrfan was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and always inspired everyone who came close to him. After having been struck by lightning in 2018 with the news of a rare cancer, he took life soon after as it came and he fought the many battles that came with it. Surrounded by his love, his family for whom he most cared about, he left for heaven abode, leaving behind truly a legacy of his own. We all pray and hope that he is at peace. And to resonate and part with his words he had said, “As if I was tasting life for the first time, the magical side of it”.

Irrfan had shot to fame with Mira Nair’s Academy-nominated Salaam Bombay in 1988. The turning points in his career, however, were the critically acclaimed negative roles in Haasil and Maqbool at the start of the millennium.

Irrfan Khan had won the National Award for Best Actor his work in Paan Singh Tomar. He was known for his numerous other acclaimed works in films like The Namesake, The Lunchbox, Talvar, Piku and Hindi Medium that fetched him several awards. 

He was notable for his work in Hollywood, with roles in films like Slumdog Millionaire, The Amazing Spider-Man, The Life of Pi, The Namesake and Inferno.

Irrfan was last seen in Angrezi Medium, the last major film to release before the COVID-19 pandemic, and earned praises from celebrities after its digital premiere.

 

 

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