Adnan Siddiqui recalls the times of yore in the remembrance of Irfan Khan

Bollywood’s renowned legendary actor, Irfan Khan passed away due to a neuroendocrine tumor. He was admitted to the hospital in Mumbai and took his last breath over there. This news left millions of people in an extreme shock as we have lost the real hero who represented the Indian film fraternity in the west and received immense respect and a lot of fame during his career life. Celebrities and bigwigs across the world extended their deepest condolences for him. Pakistani actor, Adnan Siddiqui recalls the times of yore in the remembrance of the veteran actor, Irfan Khan.

Many Pakistani celebs extended their condolences for the actor. many celebrities shared the memories of the late actor, who was real admiration for the young generations.

Adnan Siddiqui recalls the times of yore in the remembrance of Irfan Khan
Adnan Siddiqui recalls the times of yore in the remembrance of Irfan Khan

The ‘Mere Paas Tum Ho’ actor took to his Instagram handle and composed a lengthy, heartfelt message to pay the homage to the late star. In his note, Adnan recalled the memories that he had spent with the late star, Irfan Khan. It was the time when they worked together on the film shoots.

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“Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un”….. "Verily we belong to God, and verily to Him do we return."! . . . Disturbed and gutted!! A fine soul gone too soon. I had the honour of first meeting Irrfan as a co-star on the sets of ‘A Mighty Heart.’ For one of the scenes after learning his lines I saw him doing the scene again and again which left me puzzled. I asked him, Irrfan Sahab ye kya kar rahe hain aap? He replied- We’re both playing CID agents which means we’ll be showing our ID cards everywhere. I’m practicising the scene so I don’t look clumsy while showing the ID card. And that was the first time I realised what a fine actor he was. We’d become friends on the sets and used to hang out together after the shoot. I remember for another scene, he wanted to know a word in Urdu used commonly in Pakistan and he asked me. He was a great actor but didn’t shy away from learning and perfecting his art. One of the evenings, he shared an incident where him and his friend got the role of an extra actor in James Bond series “Octopussy” which was shot in India. But because they cycled to the set, they were late and the shoot was over. He told me since then he wanted to do a Hollywood movie. Our careers in Hollywood started together, but he proved his mettle and conquered the fort. In 2018 while attending IPPA in London. I found out that he was in London, though he wasn’t meeting anyone he agreed to meet me. We had a long chat about movies and world in general. He looked so positive. His last words were- “Adnan, I’ll be fine very soon and I’ll be back. InshAllah”! Who knew today, I would be penning this note. Condolences and strength to his family. Irrfan, you will be missed a lot. Rest in peace my friend.🙏

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