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Irrfan’s end line got here too quickly, however he performed effectively: spouse Sutapa Sikdar


Actor Irrfan Khan’s spouse, Sutapa Sikdar, on Friday walked down the reminiscence lane as she emotionally remembered the occasions spent with the late star and mentioned, although he handed away too quickly, he lived a satisfying life.

Khan, one among India’s best and most versatile actors with acclaimed performances in movies reminiscent of Maqbool, The Namesake, Paan Singh Tomar and Hindi Medium, died in Mumbai in April 2020 on the age of 54.

The actor was recognized with neuroendocrine tumour in 2018, a uncommon type of most cancers that assaults varied components of the physique. To pay tribute to his legacy, the 51st version of the Worldwide Movie Pageant of India (IFFI) screened Khan’s Paan Singh Tomar right here.

The screening was attended by Sikdar and son Babil. Sikdar mentioned the 2012 movie, about an award-winning athlete who’s compelled to insurgent in opposition to the system, is an apt homage to Khan.

“IFFI couldn’t have chosen a greater movie. It talks a few race, an athlete. To cite Irrfan’s dialogue from the movie, ‘you need to end the race. Whether or not you lose or win. You need to contact the end line.’

“Irrfan’s end line got here too quickly. However he performed effectively. We’re pleased with you Irrfan,” an emotional Sikdar mentioned, as Babil hugged his mom.

Directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia, Paan Singh Tomar bagged two Nationwide Awards, one for greatest movie and the opposite for greatest actor, which went to Khan. On the screening, Sikdar recalled attending the film gala with Khan when each have been college students in New Delhi.

Sikdar mentioned the duo would have ‘slicing chai’ and “drown in conversations about cinema” after each movie screening.

“That was the start. I keep in mind Irrfan having goals in his eyes. It’s a particular second. It’s an honour and privilege to be appreciated, given a tribute by the identical institute- IFFI.”

Sikdar mentioned it was a “courageous determination” for her to step out — her first public look since Khan’s demise however one which supplied her a closure.

“That is the primary time I’ve come out of residence. I needed to, as a result of one wants closures additionally to stroll forward. IFFI is the closure for me. It’s like being there for what now we have finished 30 years in the past as college students.

“I’m blissful individuals are right here even in in the present day’s distinctive occasions. It feels good that we’re right here collectively to have fun an individual,” she added.

On January 7, Khan’s household, together with a number of Bollywood celebrities remembered the late star on his 55th start anniversary.



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