Irrfan Khan’s Wife Sutapa Warns Son Babil Khan As He Begins Shooting For ‘The Railway Men’, Says ‘I Am Most Difficult Critic To Please’

Sutapa Sikdar in her note warned Babil that her standards are ‘very high’, having spent three decades with Irrfan.

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Irrfan Khan’s Wife Sutapa Warns Son Babil Khan As He Begins Shooting For ‘The Railway Men’, Says  ‘I Am Most Difficult Critic To Please’
It’s been over a year since Bollywood star Irrfan Khan left for his heavenly abode. He is deeply missed by close ones, family and fans even today. Irrfan Khan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar and son Babil Khan often share pictures and videos of the late actor, remembering him. Now, in her recent post, she shared a long note on Instagram as their son Babil began shooting for his first web series, The Railway Men. 

In her note, Sutapa talked about the struggles of being a single mother and warned Babil that her standards are ‘very high’, having spent three decades with Irrfan.


“So this week my son started shooting. I am mighty exhilarated for this Babil Khan kid. I am a little late to share this but I wanted to tell all the single mothers that parenting is tough, especially if your child is used to both the parents for 21 years of their life, but it is not impossible (Applauding all single mothers),” she wrote.


Sutapa informed Babil that she would be ‘the most difficult critic to please’. “Sorry son, but sharing my world with a legend all my life (30 years, factually. Lifetime, emotionally. Eternity, spiritually) has got my standards very high. I don’t want to frighten you and overburden you, we have social media for that. I want to remind you, as baba said and rightly so, that I am the most difficult critic to please,” she wrote.

Babil will take a ‘long time’ to check all the boxes on a long list before she can call him a good actor, Sutapa said. “You are beginning baccha and your hard work is the first tick I am happy to give. I know you are overwhelmed with the amazing cast of the series at the same time feel lucky to be able to learn from the best. But truly I happily put the second tick as I see you in the poster with seasoned actors, still just being there not trying extra or faking but actually looking at something to do with the premise of the show. Even if it’s just a poster,” she wrote.


Later in her caption, Sutapa asked Babil to not be in a hurry to check all the boxes ‘because trying, failing and then getting it right is the trick’. “You can never hurry your father’s legacy,” she wrote. “Oh teri,” he commented on the post.

For the unversed, The Railway Men is Yash Raj Films’ first OTT venture and is based on the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy. Apart from Babil, it also stars R Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon and Divyenndu.

Image Source: Instagram/sikdarsutapa