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'A true gentleman and a great actor'

By SUBHASH K JHA
Last updated on: April 29, 2020 19:52 IST
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Bollywood actors salute Irrfan Khan, legend.

iIMAGE: Irrfan Khan and Radhika Madan in Irrfan's final movie, Angrezi Medium.

Shabana Azmi

I am deeply saddened to learn about Irrfan Khan's passing away.

I last met him in London with his wife Sutapa and their son. He seemed in good spirits and I could tell that he was able to put up such a valiant fight against the illness because his two most precious people were by his side.

This is unfair! He has gone too soon... Irrfan will be missed by the entire film industry.

My heartfelt condolences to the family. I didn't really get to know him because I had two very brief scenes in Jazbaa. In Ek Doctor Ki Maut he was very new. I remember noticing that he was good.

 

Neena Gupta

When his illness was diagnosed and he went to England for treatment, I felt very bad for him.

I used to think he struggled so much as an actor. Then when he got everything -- great roles, international fame, money -- and when it was time for him to enjoy his success after years of struggle, he fell sick. I felt really bad about that.

 

Swara Bhaskar

It's too tragic and sad for words. A moment of grief for the whole industry and the whole country.

We have lost one of the finest actors this country will ever see. My deepest condolences to his family.

I will always treasure his performances. My favourite being Maqbool, Paan Singh Tomar, Lunchbox, Dil Kabaddi, Life In A Metro.

 

Neil Nitin Mukesh

Just the other day I was remembering moments spent with on the sets of Kabir Khan's New York.

A true gentleman and a great actor. He has been an inspiration to millions. I fondly remember the days of working with him.

My first day of the shoot was with him and I was so nervous and excited at the same time.

He instantly broke the ice on set. We spent many days working together in New York and bonded like family for the months we were all together.

Each day will be remembered, each day will be a moment I will cherish.

 

Hansal Mehta

I am devastated. I will always share this date with him for the rest of my life.

Every year on my birthday I will be reminded of his rude sudden and unforgivable going.

I had a sinking feeling last evening about Irrfan. We did not work together, but shared a very warm camaraderie over the years.

We shared many drunken nights with him talking about life and a lot of other shit.

 

Manoj Bajpayee

It is too disturbing for me as a colleague and contemporary. Gone too soon. Can't comprehend what to say.

 

Rajit Kapur

A soldier who fought bravely till the end.

 

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