One of Bollywood’s finest actors who not only earned laurels here but also made his name in Hollywood, Irrfan is no more. He passed away in the early hours of the morning today at the age of 53. Tributes have been pouring in for the actor par excellence since the news of his sudden death was made public.
Several leading ladies including Kareena Kapoor Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Deepika Padukone, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Shilpa Shetty, Radhika Madan, Shraddha Kapoor, Swara Bhasker, Dia Mirza, Vidya Balan, Taapsee Pannu, Sayani Gupta, Ekta Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Raveena Tandon, Preity Zinta, Lisa Ray and several actresses paid their tributes to Irrfan. Check out their heartfelt messages below.
You beautiful man.. You were such a rare talent, a thinking mind, a learned man, a Sufi soul with a crackling sense of humour. You always lit up a room with your smile and that infectious laughter. Too many regrets.. but the biggest being never getting to work with you and spend more time with you. Your shadow will look over us forever and your loss will not be forgotten anytime soon. You have left a dent in our souls and a hole in our hearts. @irrfan You are gone too soon. I love you. We love you. I wish you just knew how we are all feeling right now. Your art has touched so many hearts that we feel you are ours. Your art will live on. Your smile will live on. I hope you reunite with your mother on the other side beautiful soul. Fly away! Sour high! Like you always liked it. You are in a better place my friend, you are free now. I love you Irrfan Khan. You will be in my heart, always.
I dont know what to say... my heart aches when i write this. He was one of the strongest people i knew, a fighter. I am really grateful that our paths crossed in this lifetime. He is and will always be an inspiration to me and many.A legend. The man who changed the wave of the indian film industry.May his soul rest in peace. Love you irrfan sir. It was a privilege knowing you.
His quiet, electrifying performance in @asifkapadia1 The Warrior rendered me speechless. There was no role he could not make his own. But a little unknown fact, is I met Irrfan on the set of my first Hindi film #Kasoor. He played the opposing lawyer in a courtroom scene, and even in this small role he was impossible to ignore. ‘Well done’ he told me afterwards. He had removed his lawyer’s costume and walked with an even more dignified authority, though he was a struggling actor in those days. He’s a once in a generation artist who set new standards in cinema in India and aboard. I feel irredeemably grief stricken, but in the end we need to celebrate what he illuminated for us on screen through his humane performances. I read that when he embarked on treatment for cancer he asked life to embrace him with the fervour of the lyrics of one of his favourite songs: ‘Lag jaa gale ki phir yeh haseen raat ho na ho, shayad phir is janam mein, mulakat ho na ho’ #IrrfanKhan #devastated #legend
I’m numb today... I haven’t been able to accept the loss of a brilliant co-actor and a fabulous person that @irrfan was! We’ve lost a gem today... but his legacy will live on through the phenomenal body of work that he has left behind. Rest in peace, Irrfan! My heart goes out to the entire family and I pray that they derive the strength to cope up with this irreparable loss #ripirrfankhan
So Sad to hear of the untimely death of Irrfan Khan, one of India’s most talented & versatile actor. Gone to soon my friend. You will be missed. My heartfelt condolences to the family. May god give them strength during this difficult time. R.I.P #Irrfankhan #RIPIrrfanKhan
— Preity G Zinta (@realpreityzinta) April 29, 2020
Very sad to hear about Irrfan sirs passing. 1 of our finest actors. A magician on the big screen; inspiring & igniting people’s hearts! I was excited beyond words to get the precious opportunity to share screen space with him in Haider. Will always be his fan & cherish those moments. RIP Irrfan sir.
I didn’t know you well but i can’t stop crying today because your performances affected me in a very personal way...I guess thats your magic and that will always remain...Take care #IrrfanKhan .
My heart breaks at the thought of your family but i pray for Sutapa and your boys.
— vidya balan (@vidya_balan) April 29, 2020
When we thought nothing could make us feel worse,this happened. I think I will refuse to believe you are no more by watching all your work time n again n again n again. I have known you that way n shall continue to know you that way for ever. You ARE the best we have #IrrfanKhan
— taapsee pannu (@taapsee) April 29, 2020
An actor who inspired our generation world over with revolutionary performances. Heartbreaking loss. We pray for strength for your family. Rest in peace #IrrfanKhan Sir
— Kiara Advani (@advani_kiara) April 29, 2020