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Uncertainty is the only Certainty – Irrfan Khan


Working amid lockdown with continuous feed on corona updates came news which paused the chaos for a moment.

The 53-year-old actor Irfan Khan passes away!


Sudden pinch in the heart.

Not fair…Too much too soon!

Coming from the generation with a staple of Banegi Apni Baat which had a bunch of the finest actors and Irfan Khan was a part of the era when the craft was going through a transformation. Playing a father who was way cooler than what we knew as a father figure!

He is an actor who lived in the character and for those few minutes or hours, you tend to forget his name and only character is alive!

He played characters and then he became one of us.

I guess that’s the reason for his going away is pinching people as if we lost one of us. Not a star but someone who gave hope to millions that road might be longer but you will reach for sure.

A profession where traditional good looks mattered most, Irfan Khan was a classic example of Tall dark and handsome with eyes who spoke to the world!


I have never looked to create an image where people fall in love with my face or style. Yes, it does cross my mind but I’ve been trying to create a space for myself where I don’t depend on that.

Irfan roles in movies have redefined the perception of the hero.

A student of the National School of Drama and Padma Shri Awardee actor made a niche for himself.

Who can resist the Rana Choudhary in Piku or the Sajjan Fernandes of the delicate epistolary romantic film Lunchbox!
The intense role in Maqbool or Inspector Yuhaan in Jaazba every character is made memorable by him.
His last Angrezi medium is an amazing movie touching the right chords of parenting giving us the last voice note message of the actor who loved the art and the life!
He had the aura and charm to brighten up a movie which can otherwise go unnoticed. A simple film like Karwaan was able to bring a smile on faces.
He is truly International actor who crossed the barrier with some best of roles in Hollywood Film industry. Yet the name and fame never got airs around him.

“Wanting Fame is a disease and one day I will want to be free from this disease from the desire where fame doesn’t matter where just experiencing life and be ok with it is enough”

An amazing man who dreamt and achieved his dream with sheer grit determination and hard work. He shares an emotional comeback note

“Maybe somewhere in the pursuit of winning, we forget how much it means to be loved. In our vulnerability, we are reminded. As I leave my footprints onto these steps of my life, I want to pause to be grateful for receiving your immense love and support, it soothed me in my process of healing.

and today precisely a year after we are sitting with a void in our hearts and his voice echoing in the surroundings, “Uncertainty is the Only Certainty.”
Irfan Khan will live forever in every character he played and with his thoughts who made him the Unconventional hero!











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