‘One of the many things’: Anil Kapoor says he will always remember Irrfan Khan for his smile
New Delhi | Jagran Entertainment Desk: Soon after the versatile actor, Irrfan Khan last breathed on Wednesday in Mumbai's Kokilaben Hospital, succumbing to a major colon infection, the Bollywood wept for his untimely demise. Since then, a lot of B-town celebs have been posting their happy memories with Irrfan Khan.
Recently, veteran actor Anil Kapoor took to Instagram to post a beautiful picture of him and Irrfan from the promotion days of their movie 'Slumdog Millionaire.' In the photo, Anil Kapoor is joyously looking at Irrfan who holds a smiling grace on his face.
Anil captioned the picture as "These pictures bring back so many memories! There was something about his smile that would instantly make everyone around him smile... One of the many things I’ll always remember about Irrfan."
Slumdog Millionaire was among those projects by Irrfan Khan that fetched applauds, globally. Apart from Anil Kapoor and Irrfan Khan, the center stage in the movie was shared by Freida Pinto and Dev Patel.
Freida Pinto had also taken to social media to recall how inspiring Irrfan's journey has been, as an actor. "A void that can NEVER be filled because there was simply no one like Irrfan Khan," she wrote in the caption, telling how nobody can ever match Irrfan's grace.
She further wrote, "a portrayer of humanity in all its shapes and forms made me not only have deep admiration for him but I instinctively wanted to emulate that grace in my career as well."
View this post on Instagram
This one has hit me hard. A VOID that can NEVER be filled because there was simply no one like Irrfan Khan. His grace and dignity along with his monumental talent as an artist, actor - a portrayer of humanity in all it's shapes and forms made me not only have deep admiration for him but I instinctively wanted to emulate that grace in my career as well. . . There is a picture from the SAG awards( Irrfan, Dev, me and Anil) that sits on my book shelf in Mumbai and everytime I look at it, I am taken down a memory lane of all things so beautiful and joyous about Slumdog Millionaire and the awards celebrations. And in all of it I have this one beautiful and powerful memory of Irrfan - Unfazed by the glitzy glamour, no matter which Hollywood icon walked past us. Quiet but not silent- his responses to every interviewer were so meaningful and never lacking humour. He was representing India with achingly high levels of grace and dignity. He stood grounded in reality on every world stage, every red carpet- Grateful and so collected! How lucky was I, a complete little mess of a newbie, to have him as a role model! . . For those who know of his talent, you know it cannot be replaced. For those who have not yet been introduced to his talent...Oh, do not deprive yourselves please! His repertoire has something for everyone. Warrior, Namesake, Piku, Maqbool, Life of Pi, The Lunchbox, Paan Singh Tomar and ofcourse Slumdog Millionaire. Start somewhere, anywhere! I promise you...Irrfan Khan will be FOREVER carved in your memories too!
In the last part of the caption, she said that everyone who has seen Irrfan Khan's art on screen, they know he can never be replaced, and those who haven't'. Oh, do not deprive yourselves, please! His repertoire has something for everyone. Warrior, Namesake, Piku, Maqbool, Life of Pi, The Lunchbox, Paan Singh Tomar, and of course Slumdog Millionaire. Start somewhere, anywhere! I promise you...Irrfan Khan will be FOREVER carved in your memories too!'
Posted By: Talib Khan