New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Babil Khan often shares his late father Irrfan Khan’s pictures on Instagram in his memory. On Wednesday, Babil shared a picture from his childhood with Irrfan Khan and added a mind-igniting note to it.

He talked about several things in the note and also revealed that his father ‘was defeated in the box office by hunks with six-pack abs.’

In the heartfelt note, Babil revealed that before going abroad to study film, his late father told him to prove himself there as Bollywood is ‘seldom respected in world cinema’ and that he must inform about the Indian cinema that’s beyond their controlled Bollywood.

He added that it did happen as they were unaware of the Bollywood’s golden era and achievements, and lectures on the ‘Bollywood and Beyond’ were always ‘full of chuckles’.

 

Babil Khan reasoned saying, “You know why that is? Because we, as the Indian audience, refused to evolve. My father gave his life trying to elevate the art of acting in the adverse conditions of noughties Bollywood and alas, for almost all of his journey, was defeated in the box office by hunks with six-pack abs delivering theatrical one-liners and defying the laws of physics and reality, photoshopped item songs, just blatant sexism and same-old conventional representations of patriarchy.”

 

Check out the admiring post:

 
 
 
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You know one of the most important things my father taught me as a student of cinema? Before I went to film school, he warned me that I’ll have to prove my self as Bollywood is seldom respected in world cinema and at these moments I must inform about the indian cinema that’s beyond our controlled Bollywood. Unfortunately, it did happen. Bollywood was not respected, no awareness of 60’s - 90’s Indian cinema or credibility of opinion. There was literally one single lecture in the world cinema segment about indian cinema called ‘Bollywood and Beyond’, that too gone through in a class full of chuckles. it was tough to even get a sensible conversation about the real Indian cinema of Satyajit Ray and K.Asif going. You know why that is? Because we, as the Indian audience, refused to evolve. My father gave his life trying to elevate the art of acting in the adverse conditions of noughties Bollywood and alas, for almost all of his journey, was defeated in the box office by hunks with six pack abs delivering theatrical one-liners and defying the laws of physics and reality, photoshopped item songs, just blatant sexism and same-old conventional representations of patriarchy (and you must understand, to be defeated at the box office means that majority of the investment in Bollywood would be going to the winners, engulfing us in a vicious circle). Because we as an audience wanted that, we enjoyed it, all we sought was entertainment and safety of thought, so afraid to have our delicate illusion of reality shattered, so unaccepting of any shift in perception. All effort to explore the potential of cinema and its implications on humanity and existentialism was at best kept by the sidelines. Now there is a change, a new fragrance in the wind. A new youth, searching for a new meaning. We must stand our ground, not let this thirst for a deeper meaning be repressed again. A strange feeling beset when Kalki was trolled for looking like a boy when she cut her hair short, that is pure abolishment of potential. (Although I resent that Sushant’s demise has now become a fluster of political debates, but if a positive change is manifesting, in the way of the Taoist, we embrace it.)

A post shared by Babil Khan (@babil.i.k) onJul 8, 2020 at 12:42am PDT

“And you must understand, to be defeated at the box office means that majority of the investment in Bollywood would be going to the winners, because we as an audience wanted that, we enjoyed it, all we sought was entertainment and safety of thought, so afraid to have our delicate illusion of reality shattered, so unaccepting of any shift in perception. All efforts to explore the potential of cinema and its implications on humanity and existentialism were at best kept by the sidelines.”

He further added that now there is a change, ‘a new fragrance in the wind’ is ready to explore new meanings.

“Although I resent that Sushant’s demise has now become a fluster of political debates, if a positive change is manifesting, in the way of the Taoist, we embrace it,” he added.

Earlier, Babil also shared a monochrome picture of late Irrfan mourning the loss of two sincere people directing to late father Irrfan Khan and late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. In the post, he also urged people to not blame someone for the incredibly unfortunate happening.

 
 
 
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It’s still not settling in. We’ve lost two very sincere people and sincerity is key in our spiritual journey, thus it comes as an unbelievable shock, the way Sushant has departed. Naturally, we have descended into pinning the blame on something or someone, which in itself is the most futile act because to find peace by playing the blame game is not honest peace, it is a fleeting reflection of a lie. I urge you to not blame someone or something for this incredibly unfortunate happening, I urge you to accept that life is filled with leg spin deliveries bouncing off spin with no apparent explanation or understanding provided, I urge you to stop investigating the reason because it only brings more despair to the people intimately suffering the loss. Instead we must celebrate the evolution of these sincere men and let their wisdom manifest in our own journeys in some way, hoping to keep little lanterns of their memories ignited in our sensitive souls. I’m saying stand up for what’s right without using Sushant’s demise as an excuse, if you want to rebel against nepotism, do so, but don’t use Sushant as a reason to why you’re doing so now. Stand up for what’s right regardless anyway in any case. (And it would and should be my fight to prove to the audience that I deserve a shot.)

A post shared by Babil Khan (@babil.i.k) onJun 23, 2020 at 5:39am PDT

Life Of Pi actor Irrfan Khan died after a two year battle with neuroendocrine tumor. The 53-year old took his last breath on 29 April. His last film was Angrezi Medium.

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