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Throwback: Babil Khan said if he wasn’t Irrfan Khan’s son, nobody would have cared about his debut

Irrfan Khan's son Babil Khan made his big Bollywood debut last year with the Netflix film ‘Qala’.

Throwback: Babil Khan said if he wasn’t Irrfan Khan’s son, nobody would have cared about his debut
Irrfan Khan with song Babil Khan/Babil's instagram

Last Updated: 08.41 AM, Apr 30, 2023


Irrfan Khan, an actor, was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer in March 2018. He spent a year receiving treatment in the UK before flying back to India in February 2019. On April 28, 2020, the actor was hospitalised and had treatment for a disease-related colon infection. A day later, the actor, 53, passed away.

Fans and family of the actor were shocked to learn of his passing. He is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and two sons, Babil Khan and Ayaan Khan. Babil Khan, the son of Irrfan Khan, made his screen debut in the Netflix movie Qala. Before the release of the movie, this star youngster expressed his distaste for the word "debut" in an interview.

Before the movie's release, Babil Khan expressed his opinions, claiming that if he weren't Irrfan Khan's son, no one would have given a damn about his acting debut. 

"If I was not Irrfan Khan’s son, nobody would have cared about my debut. I would have been just an actor trying to get into films, auditioning, and maybe getting a part. Getting recognised through your work is so much greater than inheriting recognition. I feel like the word ‘debut’, and ‘launch’, these things always make the individual greater than the story and the film," shared Babil Khan with Film Companion.

Babil further shared, "From the get-go, I wanted to honour my mother’s upbringing. When I got the film I was happy that I was playing a supporting character to a female-led film, it was very important to me."

"He was the king and I was his jester. I wish he could have seen that I’ve grown into his prince. I wish he could see what he wished to see, but I was too late," shared Babil Khan.

Meanwhile, Irrfan Khan's last film 'The Song Of Scorpions' recently released in cinemas and have been getting positive reviews from the critics as well as the audience. 

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