On Irrfan Khan’s birthday today, Bollywood remembered the legendary actor. Anushka Sharma, Priyanka Chopra and other female actors paid tribute to the actor. Irrfan Khan died last year in April after struggling for two years with cancer.
Irrfan found success and fame quite late in his career and widespread appreciation for the roles he played. One couldn’t get enough of the charisma he had while playing any role. He brought to life every character he played. From Raj Batra, the hassled husband and father who wants to enrol his only daughter into the city’s top English medium school, the nuanced character of a lonely soul in Lunchbox to the flirty and cheerful Yogi in Qarib Qarib Singlle, he won hearts in every role.
Here are five female Bollywood actors who paid tribute to the star.
Anushka shared a picture of Irrfan on her Instagram story and wrote, “A legendary figure of the industry. You will always be missed and your legacy will live on forever”.
Radhika was Irrfan’s co-star in the sequel of the film Hindi Medium, Angrezi Medium. She played the role of his daughter. Radhika shared a post on Instagram remembering him. She wrote, “I was sitting on my couch and spotted a light on Irrfan Sir's picture. When I went closer I saw it was a reflection of a lighted Diya. It’s his birthday today but the presence he has in all our hearts is felt every day. Happy birthday Sir”.
Priyanka also shared a story on her Instagram handle and wrote, “Remembering an incredible legacy. Irrfan”.
Earlier in the day, Irrfan’s son Babil remembered him with an Instagram video with a heartfelt caption. He said that this time he was not able to forget his father’s birthday even if he tried.
Remembering the legend, Tillotama commented, “Happy birthday to your Baba. Happy birthday to our Pappaji and inspiration. Big hug to you. Thinking of Sutapa, Ayan and you today”. She worked with Irrfan in the 2013 film, Qissa.
Nimrat and Irrfan were co-stars for the film, The Lunchbox. The film had won the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Film in 2014. She reposted his son Babil’s post in her story and wrote, “Forever in our hearts”.