Irrfan Khan (1967-2020): 10 Powerful and Unforgettable quotes by the legendary actor

Versatile actor Irrfan Khan drew his last breath on Wednesday, his spokesperson confirmed it in an official statement. The flamboyant actor was 53 years old and was admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital in Mumbai when he passed away.

Irrfan Khan made his Bollywood debut with Mira Nair’s Salaam Bombay in 1988 and has worked in many films since then. He touched the pinnacle of his career when he was part of many Hollywood projects, from Jurassic World to Slumdog Millionaire. Irrfan Khan was the only actor in the world to be part of 12 oscar-winning movies. It is indeed a mind-boggling record.

The actor was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour in the year 2018 and sought treatment in the United Kingdom for a year. The actor returned to India in February 2019 and then shortly resumed shooting for his movie named Angrezi Medium.

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In February this year, Irrfan Khan addressed his fans and followers in a heartwarming voice message, adding that he will not be able to promote the film due to his health issues.

On Saturday, Irrfan’s mother Saeeda Begum passed away in Jaipur. Unfortunately, the actor couldn’t attend the funeral owing to the nationwide lockdown.

On Tuesday, Bollywood actor Irrfan was admitted to the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai owing to a colon infection. Unfortunately, he passed away the next day.

Let’s take a look at ten powerful quotes by Irrfan Khan

I cannot live anywhere else except India.

Language does not make one an elite.

The sign of a good society is where talent is respected.

You cannot reduce the power of story with the tag of money because it’s not a share market. So you must know the seriousness of the power of storytelling.

I want to entertain people, but with some substance.

I’m trying to strike a balance between Bollywood and Hollywood.

I can’t think of a more pathetic situation for an actor than to do a film and not connect to it. And I pray to God that I never face that situation.

Our Bollywood stars who talk of being part of 100 crore films, I think I belong to the 1,000 crore club.

A nation needs to know how to utilise talent.

For me, acting is becoming naked in front of people, you know? And when you know in the back of your mind somebody is testing you, you cannot really bare yourself. That’s a feeling I always have when I’m auditioning.