Irrfan Khan passes away: Bollywood mourns the loss of the acclaimed actor
The news of Irrfan's demise came as a shock to everyone, and many of his colleagues from Bollywood are expressing their condolences on social media
After battling a bout of illness, Irrfan Khan, acclaimed actor and Padmashri recipient, passed away earlier today. He was 53.
This news came as a shock to everyone, and many of his colleagues from Bollywood are expressing their condolences on social media.
Veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan, who shared screen space with Irrfan in Shoojit Sircar's Piku, said:
T 3516 - .. just getting news of the passing of Irfaan Khan .. this is a most disturbing and sad news ..
An incredible talent .. a gracious colleague .. a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema .. left us too soon .. creating a huge vacuum ..
Prayers and duas
Shoojit Sircar, a long-time friend of Irrfan, was one of the first people to break the news on social media.
My dear friend Irfaan. You fought and fought and fought. I will always be proud of you.. we shall meet again.. condolences to Sutapa and Babil.. you too fought, Sutapa you gave everything possible in this fight. Peace and Om shanti. Irfaan Khan salute.
Shah Rukh Khan took to social media to share his grief over the untimely death of Irrfan, his Billu co-star.
My friend...inspiration & the greatest actor of our times. Allah bless your soul Irrfan bhai...will miss you as much as cherish the fact that you were part of our lives.April 29, 2020
“पैमाना कहे है कोई, मैखाना कहे है दुनिया तेरी आँखों को भी, क्या क्या ना कहे है” Love u pic.twitter.com/yOVoCete4A
Irrfan's co-star in Talvar and Deadline, Konkona Sen Sharma, said:
Irrfan shone so bright that we all reflected in his glory. Who will we look to for such integrity again?April 29, 2020
The world is a lesser place now. Thank you for having the courage to be yourself and unlocking worlds for us, Irrfan. We will remember you.
Priyanka Chopra, who starred opposite Irrfan in the Vishal Bhardwaj film, Saat Khoon Maaf, shared her condolences as well.
The charisma you brought to everything you did was pure magic. Your talent forged the way for so many in so many avenues.. You inspired so many of us. #IrrfanKhan you will truly be missed. Condolences to the family. pic.twitter.com/vjhd5aoFhc
Manisha Koirala, who worked with Irrfan in the heart-wrenching drama, Tulsi, said:
you will live through you brilliant work in our hearts for foreve, you are irreplacebale dear friend ..our conversations on spirituality, books, films..will remain with me as a treasur #IrrfanKhan #RestInPeace
Shabana Azmi, who worked with Irrfan in one of his earliest films, Ek Doctor ki Maut, said:
Deeply saddened to learn that #Irffan Khan passed away this morning. Gone too soon .. such a powerful actor and how valiantly he fought back the cancer. Its a big loss not only to his family but to the entire film industry. RIP
Karan Johar took to Twitter to thank Irrfan for "enriching cinema."
Thank you for those indelible movie memories....thank you for raising the bar as an artist ...thank you for enriching our Cinema....we will miss you terribly Irrfan but will always always be immensely grateful for your presence in our lives.....our cinema....we salute you
Nandita Das, who worked with Irrfan in the 2003 gangster film, Supari, said:
This is just too sad. I'd worked with #IrrfanKhan in Supari, not our best, but we had a wonderful time together. We met a few times after that & will always treasure the warmth. Not to mention the loss of an incredible actor. Will rewatch his flims to celebrate his life and work.
Rakesh Roshan, who produced the Irrfan-starrer Krazzy 4, said:
Very saddened to hear about #IrrfanKhan an extraordinary talent who contributed to the world cinema will be missed. All strength to the family RIP
Kay Kay Menon, who has worked on multiple films with Irrfan Khan, said:
Taapsee Pannu too shared her condolences on social media.
When we thought nothing could make us feel worse,this happened. I think I will refuse to believe you are no more by watching all your work time n again n again n again. I have known you that way n shall continue to know you that way for ever. You ARE the best we have #IrrfanKhan
Emraan Hashmi, who worked with Irrfan in The Killer, said:
The first shot that I witnessed as an asst. director was of Irfan khan . Calm , poised and so naturalistic , unlike anything i had seen before.A casual intensity that no other actor could pull off. Thank you Irfan for inspiring us. You will live on in our hearts forever.