Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Bollywood still cannot get over Irrfan Khan’s death, and condolences keep pouring in. On Wednesday evening, Saif Ali Khan, Kartik Aaryan, Kriti Kharbanda, and Dulquer Salmaan were among stars who shared their sorrow on Irrfan’s demise.
“I have always thought of Irrfan Khan as perhaps the best, most watchable and most natural actor of our times. He was way too young to go. Very very sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with his family. May god bless his soul,” said Saif.
Kartik took to Twitter to open up on his failure recreate a particular scene of Irrfan from the film “Maqbool”, while paying his tribute to the late actor.
“My first ever acting was in a workshop for my first film where all I had to do was try to recreate a scene of Irrfan sir from Maqbool. And I failed. I keep trying that scene often. And I fail. First face that comes to mind when we think Actor. #IrrfanKhan Sir RIP,” Kartik tweeted.
Actress Kriti Kharbanda recalled Irrfan as a “wonderful, passionate and incredible human being”, and added: “Truly heartbreaking and shocking. It’s hard to believe that irrfan sir is no more. An actor par excellence and a wonderful, passionate and incredible human being. U will be missed sir. #ripirrfankhan.”
Malayalam star Dulquer Salmaan, who made his Bollywood debut in the 2018 Irrfan-starrer “Karwaan”, wrote: “Can’t wrap my head around this. You were this humongous talent, a living legend, an international movie star. And yet, you treated all of us on Karwaan and everyone you met, as equals. By some ease of your nature, you made us all feel like family. You were kind, witty, charming, curious, inspired, compassionate and always fun.”
Dulquer has revealed that he was totally awestruck by Irrfan’s personality: “I observed you the entire time like a student and a fan. Thanks to you, all through shoot I had a constant smile plastered on my face. I laughed endlessly, struggled to keep a straight face, and so often stared at you in absolute awe. In return you always had that grin. That amused grin at the world. Almost like it surprised you at all times. It’s how I’ll always remember you. #thehappiestofsouls.”
Mithila Palkar, who also starred in “Karwaan”, wrote: “Happy times, happier memories! Rest in peace, Sir. They don’t make gems like you anymore.”
Singer Papon tweeted: “Can’t believe this!! Can’t believe I won’t see him again!! A dear brother and what a person!! He was a fighter and he fought!! And so did Sutapa! My love & prayers to your soul bro! Will surely see you on the other side! Freaking angry and sad! Will miss the laughs brother!”
Ronnie Screwvala, co-producer of “Karwaan”, wrote: “Very very sad to hear of @irrfank passing – have only fondest of memories of many things we did together incl his last swan song Karwaan before he took ill. Actor par excellence – sense of humour and zest for living life to its fullest are what he will be remembered forever RIP.”
The Padma Shri actor who was also a proud recipient of the National Award breathed his last in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital early on Wednesday. Irrfan Khan is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and two sons.