Kamal Haasan to Mahesh Babu, South Indian film personalities mourn the loss of Irrfan Khan
The untimely demise of Irrfan has left the entire country shaken and celebrities from Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam film industries have taken to Twitter to express their shock and grief
Irrfan Khan was an actor whose performances transcended geographical and linguistic barriers. He has been lauded by everyone and now, mourned across the country as well. The actor passed away earlier today.
Despite acting in only one South Indian film (Mahesh Babu's Sainikudu in 2006), Irrfan won hearts through his iconic roles in numerous films such as The Lunchbox, Piku, Paan Singh Tomar and Talvar.
Irrfan was highly respected by South Indian actors and technicians and was seen as an inspiration. His untimely demise has left the entire country shaken and multiple film personalities from Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam film industries have taken to Twitter to express their shock and grief.
Kamal Haasan called Irrfan one of the finest actors and said he deserved more time on earth.
Too soon to leave @irrfank Ji. Your work always left me in awe. You’re one of the finest actors I know, I wish you stayed longer. You deserved more time. Strength to the family at this time.
— Kamal Haasan (@ikamalhaasan) April 29, 2020
Dulquer Salmaan, who made his Bollywood debut alongside Irrfan in Karwaan, said that the late actor always made his co-stars feel like at home, despite being an international movie star and 'living legend'.
Can’t wrap my head around this. You were this humongous talent, a living legend, an international movie star. And yet, you treated all of us on Karwaan and everyone you met, as equals. By some ease of your nature, you made us all feel like family. You were kind, witty, charming, curious, inspired, compassionate and always fun. I observed you the entire time like a student and a fan. Thanks to you, all through shoot I had a constant smile plastered on my face. I laughed endlessly, struggled to keep a straight face,and so often stared at you in absolute awe. In return you always had that grin. That amused grin at the world. Almost like it surprised you at all times. It’s how I’ll always remember you. #thehappiestofsouls
Puneeth Rajkumar said one cannot easily get over the films of Irrfan and reiterated that he was one of the finest actors in the country.
@irrfank One of the finest actors, one cannot get over some of his great films like Lunchbox, Life of Pi. May his soul RIP.
— Puneeth Rajkumar (@PuneethRajkumar) April 29, 2020
Dhanush said he was heartbroken on hearing the news and expressed his condolences.
Heartbroken by the news, what a great talent and a wonderful human being we have lost. I will always remember his kind words to me. There is a better place and I know he is there. My deepest condolences to his family and dear ones. May his soul rest in peace
— Dhanush (@dhanushkraja) April 29, 2020
Mahesh Babu tweeted saying that he is deeply saddened and called his Sainikudu co-star 'a brilliant actor'.
Deeply saddened by the news of #IrrfanKhan's untimely demise. A brilliant actor gone too soon. He will be truly missed... My heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones. RIP
— Mahesh Babu (@urstrulyMahesh) April 29, 2020
Nivin Pauly conveyed his condolences via his Twitter handle and said India will miss such a legend.
— Nivin Pauly (@NivinOfficial) April 29, 2020
Trisha, who had acted along with Irrfan in Sainikudu, said his work, talent and dignity had always amazed her.
Woke up to more tragedy and shock today Rip #IrrfanKhan
I feel happy to have shared screen space with you.Your body of work,talent and dignity never failed to amaze https://t.co/uJpHUyueBv and strength to your family.
— Trish (@trishtrashers) April 29, 2020
Jaggesh called Irrfan one of the best actors Indian cinema has ever produced and called himself the greatest fan of the actor.
Great loss fr celluloid...
One of the best actor ever produced in Indian sceen..
Am the greatest fan fr his acting skill timing and voice modulation
Deeply saddened fr his demise..!
Om shanti..may your atma rest in peace...
ನನ್ನ ನೆಚ್ಚಿನ ನಟ ಅಸಾಧ್ಯ ಪ್ರತಿಭೆ!
ಮತ್ತೆ ಸಿಗನು ಇಂಥ ನಟ..!! pic.twitter.com/3a2fvkjSFa
— ನವರಸನಾಯಕ ಜಗ್ಗೇಶ್ (@Jaggesh2) April 29, 2020
Prithviraj Sukumaran said that Irrfan had a lot more to give to Indian cinema as a performer.
— Prithviraj Sukumaran (@PrithviOfficial) April 29, 2020
RIP irfankhan— HariPrriya (@HariPrriya6) April 29, 2020