People from all walks of life share their deep sorrow as the Bollywood fame left for heavenly abode
Pakistanis mourn Irrfan Khan’s demise. Irrfan Khan is no doubt a versatile actor who gets love across the borders. Since everyone is in shock by his demise, they are expressing unusual love for him.
Atif Aslam in his message on twitter says, “Deeply saddened to know of Irfan Khan’s demise. My prayers and thoughts go out to the family”. #RIPIrrfanKhan #RIPLegend #RestInPeace
Irrfan Khan once in an interview said “Atif Aslam is my favorite singer; I wish to have him in all my movies”.
Moreover, Saba Qamar mourns in the way by uploading the picture with him. She has worked with him in famous Bollywood movie Hindi Medium in 2017. She says, “It feels like yesterday coming back from the sets of Hindi Medium. You taught me a lot as an actor and a mentor.”
She writes an emotional message for him. “Deeply disturbed to hear about the passing of Irrfan Khan. I still can’t absorb the news.”
She further adds, “It is indeed a huge loss to the cinema world”.
Not just actors, Pakistani cricketers and politicians also mourn his demise.
Fast bowler Shoaib Akhter in his message says, “Rest in peace @irrfank. What a bundle of talent he has been. Life was full of struggle. Very inspirational”.
Furthermore, all-rounder Imad Wasim says, “Heartbreaking to hear of the death of one of my favorite actors Irrfan Khan. Please I request everyone to keep him and his family in your duas during this difficult time”. #RIPIrrfanKhan
After his demise his name is trending on top five twitter hashtags. #RIPIrrfanKhan gets 255K tweets till now.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Naz Baloch in her message says, “Sad loss of the actor of silent expressions #IrrfanKhan His movies speak volumes about his versatility. The legendary actor’s performance was admired beyond borders”. #RIPIrrfanKhan
On the other hand, two PPP leaders have to deal with trolls and critics when they write with mistakes.
Senator Sherry Rehman gets trolled when she claims Irrfan Khan as Pakistani Actor. She writes, “Very sad to see Irrfan Khan leave us. He truly was one of Pakistan’s best! May he rest in peace”. After huge criticism it makes her delete the tweet.
Secondly, When PPP leader Shehla Raza writes, “It is a sad news that ‘billy wood’ actor Irfan Khan lost his war against cancer”. People start making fun of her words too.
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Irrfan Khan was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumor in 2018 and had been undergoing treatment in London.
Later on, he returned back and admitted to a Mumbai hospital for colon infection. He died on Wednesday with this infection at the age of 53. He fought a long war with cancer.
Irrfan Khan’s last words are,” Amma has come to take me”. Since his mother died just four days ago.
He is a veteran with nearly 80 Bollywood and 10 Hollywood movies. The movies which bring him fame are ‘Slumdog Millionaire’, ‘Life of Pi’, and ‘Jurassic World’. Earlier, he just completed his upcoming movie Angrezi Medium as the second part of Hindi Medium.
He won 32 awards on best acting.
Irrfan Khan was born in sahabzada family on January 7, 1967. His mother has royal linage and it is the reason he is called Sahibzada Irrfan Khan. His father was a wealthy businessman who owns Tyre shops.
Khan dropped the “Sahabzada” from his name as it points to his family’s privilege in past. He feels this could get in the way of his success. He also changed his name from “Irfan” to “Irrfan” to disown his royalty and to live ordinary life.
After the death of his father instead of joining his business he started trying his luck in acting. He succeeds to get admission to drama school in Delhi.
“No-one could have imagined I would be an actor; I was so shy. So thin. But the desire was so intense.” says Irrfan Khan.
In the beginning he could not get the lead roles but keeps working as commercial’s actor on cable TV. He seems not satisfied with his work, he decides to leave it.
“Once they didn’t even pay me because they thought my acting was so bad,” he claimed.
Moreover, his big screen debut was a further disappointment. Cast as one of the younger character in Salam Bombay.
His breakthrough came in the British-Indian film ‘The Warrior’. It was the first feature from British director Asif Kapadia. He couldn’t afford an established Bollywood star then he chooses Irrfan Khan. The film won the Alexander Korda Award for Best British Film at the Baftas.
He was not just an actor, he’s such an intellectual person. His death is a big loss for the industry. People like Irrfan Khan born like once in a century. He impresses people not just with his acting, his words too impress them.
Pakistanis mourn Irrfan Khan’s demise. Here is his wiki profile: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrfan_Khan