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Babil Khan on parents Irrfan Khan-Sutapa Sikdar: Without mom, Baba wouldn’t have been the actor he was

Babil Khan will next be seen in Friday Night Plan, a Netflix film.

Babil Khan on parents Irrfan Khan-Sutapa Sikdar: Without mom, Baba wouldn’t have been the actor he was
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Last Updated: 09.17 AM, Aug 25, 2023


Babil Khan, who is gearing up for Friday Night Plan, stands in stark contrast to his character Sid, and he considers one of the best parts of acting to be getting to pretend to be someone else. The young actor, who made his breakthrough with 2022's Qala, explains his second outing by saying that he allows life to influence his decisions and thinks it will take care of him.

The actor told Midday that Sid, his character, had his life conspire against him. When one's anxiety is this high, they focus on every possible negative outcome and come up with 80 contingency plans. Since Babil didn't share that line of thinking, he looked inside himself for anything to be afraid of.

Vatsal Neelakantan's upcoming Netflix movie, which stars Babil and Amrith Jayan, follows the misadventures of two quarrelling brothers on a night out. In the trailer, Juhi Chawla plays the role of a strict mother to her two sons. Even that tidbit has no bearing on Babil's actual existence. He explained to Midday that at their house, they don't keep secrets from each other. He is clearly appreciative of the forthright setting that his producer mother, Sutapa Sikdar, has created.


Babil added that Ayaan and he haven't really upset her, but she calls them "namoona." The actor adds to his mother's reprimands for him and his sibling. Even his father, the late Irrfan Khan, was not safe from her "namoona" insults.

They were married for 25 years before Irrfan's cancer-related death in April of 2020. Indian cinema has lost one of its finest actors with his passing; he amassed an impressive and unparalleled body of work.

Babil, clearly moved by the memories of his parents' loving connection, reveals that Sikdar was once Irrfan's harshest critic. He was a determined and courageous individual. But without his mother, he doesn't think his dad would have been as successful as he was in his artistic endeavours. She's a great reviewer of the stage, and Babil used to accompany him to film festivals, where audiences could not cease praising his eyes and talent.

When they finally got home, Sutapa would put on the movie and tell Irrfan to take a seat. One made a choice in one scene that is now affecting another, and it doesn't look good. Babil called her a very smart and capable lady; without her, Irrfan never would have become the actor he is today.

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