Irrfan Khan dies at age 53

Irrfan Khan dies at age 53
Irrfan Khan dies at age 53

Irfan Khan, one of the most loved stars of Bollywood, who had a great success in the West, died at the age of 53.

He was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of Mumbai Kokilaben Hospital on Tuesday for a colon infection and confirmed his death on Wednesday morning in a statement.

"It is sad that on this day, we have to present the news of his death," the statement said. "Irfan was a strong soul who fought to the end and always inspired everyone who came near him."

Despite his status as one of Bollywood's most famous actors, Khan had a reputation for humility and integrity and the news of his death shed tears in India, causing grief by actors, fans and politicians around the world . For his death.

Bollywood's fellow actor Amitabh Bachchan said that Khan's death has caused a great loss. Bachchan tweeted, "An incredible talent, a co-worker, a great contributor to the world of cinema ... left us too soon."

Priyanka Chopra tweeted, "The charisma you did was everything for you that was pure magic." “Your talent opened up so many avenues in so many ways. You inspired many of us. Irrfan Khan will really miss you. Condolences to the family. "

Indian politician Rahul Gandhi described Khan as a "versatile and talented actor; he was a popular ambassador for the Indian brand on the world film and television stage. He will be sorely missed."

In March 2018, Khan revealed that he had detected a neuroendocrine tumor, but after extensive treatment, he recovered enough to bring the English medium into the film, the film that would be the last and released in March. The corona was disrupted due to the epidemic.

Known publicly for his roles as Police Inspector in Slumdog Millionaire and in Jurassic World and Life of Pi, Khan was a lead actor in Bollywood, starring in hit films such as Hyder, Piku and Hindi Medium.

"I have always objected to the word Bollywood," he told The Guardian in 2013. "I don't think it's appropriate to have this name." Because that industry has its own technology, it has its own way of making films that have nothing to do with imitating Hollywood. It originates from the Parsi theater. "

Khan was born in Jaipur in 1966 to Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan, the son of a tire seller and went to drama school after failing as a cricketer. Despite playing a small role as a letter writer in 1988 in Mira Nair's Salaam Bombay, she struggled to advance in the film industry! - To his desperation, he only managed to find regular work on low-grade television soap operas.

I entered the industry to tell stories and make films and I got stuck on television.

Khan's pivotal role came from an unexpected source: the film's debut by then-unknown British director Asif Kapadia, whose low-budget Samurai-esque tale, The Warrior, was filmed in India. Released in 2002, The Warrior was shortlisted for the prestigious San Sebastian Film Festival and won the BAFTA Award for Best British Film. Later, Khan shot major Indian films, often portraying villains or villains, including Maqbool's lead role in Shakespeare's Macbeth adaptation in Mumbai's Underworld. Following more conservative Bollywood productions, such as Rose and Musical Life in a ... Metro.

Khan also had a parallel career in British-American cinema: he played the role of chief of police in Michael Winterbottom's A Mighty Heart, and was another police officer in the Slumdog Millionaire, which won eight Oscars. In later roles, he became a reliable backup character actor in big-budget Hollywood films, playing a doctor role in The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012 and a businessman in Jurassic World (2015) and Inferno (2016). In 2012, he also portrayed the adult version of the main character in another Oscar winner: Life of Pie, directed by Ang Lee. Director Wes Anderson said that he wrote a small role especially for Khan in his film The Darjeeling Limited so that they could work together.

Meanwhile, Khan had box office success with the Indian-produced art film The Lunchbox, in which he played the role of an accountant who engages in a card romance with unhappy housewife Nimrat Kaur. Khan continued his high profile in Bollywood with leading roles in the Amitabh comedy Bachchan Piku and Hindi Medium, as a wealthy businessman trying to get his daughter in a wealthy school.

Khan is survived by his wife Sutapa Sikdar and his sons Babil and Ayan.

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