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'Phir Milenge': Vishal Bhardwaj Pays Homage To Irrfan Khan, Mourns Loss Of A Dear Friend

Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, who worked with late Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan in some of his notable hit films, has paid his tribute to the actor through Twitter.


Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan's untimely demise has left the film industry gutted and at a loss of words to express their grief. Celebs have taken to their social media accounts to pay heartfelt tributes to the iconic actor who has left an imprint on the world of cinema. The actor succumbed to colon infection on Wednesday after more than two years of battling a rare form of cancer and was laid to rest later in the day.

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Ace Bollywood director-producer-music composer Vishal Bhardwaj had also been present during Irrfan's last rites as per the photographs that have surfaced online. However, after a long day, the filmmaker took to his Twitter account and posted a deeply felt couplet for the deceased actor expressing his bereavement at the loss of a friend. With his words, Vishal also shared a throwback photo where Irrfan Khan can be seen laughing along with him and director Meghna Gulzar.

Have a look:

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Vishal Bhardwaj’s Maqbool is considered among the standout performances of Irrfan's career, and the actor also featured in the filmmaker’s hit film Haider along with actors Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor. In fact, Bhardwaj had also taken charge of directing Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone in his next project. The film was scheduled to go on floors in February this year.

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Irrfan Khan was admitted to the ICU at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital on Tuesday. The actor had also been battling a rare kind of cancer since 2018 and had been undergoing treatment abroad for it. He was cremated at the Versova kabrastan on Wednesday afternoon and is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and two sons, Babil and Ayan.

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