Babil will make his debut with Qala, a feature film by director Anvitaa Dutt
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In a recent media interview, Irrfan Khan's son Babil spoke about how his mother Sutapa Sikander is not given enough credit for putting her ambitions aside for his father's career to flourish.
"She sacrificed her career to raise us and make sure Baba’s work continued uninterrupted. And let me tell you, she’s a very ambitious woman. It takes a lot to put your ambitions aside for your partner, for your children. It must’ve killed her to do it and yet she did. Baba was Baba because Mumma was Mumma. He’d be nothing without her. And I don’t think she gets enough credit. Not even from Baba. It was only after his sickness that he acknowledged the scale of her contribution towards his success," he told GQ.
Irrfan, recognised as one of India's finest and most versatile actors, passed away in 2020 after a long battle with cancer.
The actor was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in 2018, a rare form of cancer that attacks various parts of the body, for which he had been seeking treatment abroad. His last on-screen outing was English Medium, a sequel to the 2017 film Hindi Medium.
Meanwhile, Babil, who dropped out of the University of Westminster last year for an acting career, will make his debut with Qala, a feature film by director Anvitaa Dutt. The Netflix project, produced by Clean Slate Filmz, also stars Bulbbul actor Tripti Dimri.
He has another film in the pipeline titled The Railway Men, which stars R Madhavan, Kay Kay Menon, and Divyendu.