Yesterday, the nation mourned the shocking and sudden death of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan. Much to everyone’s dismay, the Angrezi Medium actor passed away on April 29, 2020 after battling cancer at age 53. As many offered condolences to the actor’s family, writer-director Tigmanshu Dhulia was spotted supporting Irrfan Khan’s family in their tough times. With the actor-director having collaborated on projects together, Dhulia recalls shooting experience with Khan and revealed that he would fly kites as they readied his shot.
According to a report in Mid-Day, writer-director Tigmanshu Dhulia opened up about his friend Irrfan Khan after the actor’s death. Dhulia said, “Irrfan's passing is a huge loss for the entire film fraternity, but I have lost a dear friend today. We were destined to be friends. I was 19 when I first met him at the National School of Drama, where I was a few years junior to him.” Adding further, Tigmanshu also revealed that Irrfan Khan to him was a pal, and an elder brother at other times. He also shared that the Angrezi Medium actor would push me to work harder like a mentor.
Talking about the person Irrfan Khan was, Tigamanshu said, “He was a gentle human being who was so evolved in his ideas. He was an outdoor guy who expressed concern for the environment. In fact, he used to love flying kites.” The writer-director recalled memories from his shooting experience with Irrfan Khan and revealed that whenever they needed time to prepare for a shot, they used to hand him a kite and mentioned that he would happily indulge in it till they were ready. Dhulia also added that the actor was a charming, happy-go-lucky guy.
As Irrfan Khan has worked on several serials with Tigmanshu Dhulia, the writer-director shared how they collaborated on 2003 film Haasil and mentioned that Irrfan was a part of his first directorial venture, titled Hum Bambai Nahin Jayenge for Business India TV (BITV). Speaking of the actor’s last days, Tigmanshu Dhulia revealed that he could not speak regularly with the actor as he stopped using his phone. Sharing the last experience he had with Irrfan Khan, Dhulia shared that when he visited the actor on Tuesday, he was unconscious but breathing but added that it was heart-wrenching to see him like that. Also Read: Irrfan Khan Death: 'Bhaijaan Has Gone Up To Meet Mother,' Says Actor's Elder Brother Imran
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