Irrfan Khan was very, very underrated!
He was someone who, in little ways, without the hype of “100 crore club” and “superstar” title, left a big mark in the film industry.
While the Khans, Kapoors, Bacchans, and Kumars are LOVED by people, Irrfan Khan was one of the very few actors in the country who truly enjoyed not just love but also RESPECT from the masses. And he still does – and will forever do.
His filmography speaks volumes of the kind of versatile actor he was. From Maqbool to Piku, The Lunchbox to Paan Singh Tomar, and Thank You to Hindi Medium – so diverse… And, of course, his several Hollywood ventures that put Indian talent on the map in the western world: Inferno, Life of Pi, Jurassic World, The Amazing Spider-Man, Puzzle, more.
BBC published a great article on him as a tribute. Give it a read: Irrfan Khan: The Bollywood star loved by Hollywood
For all these great movies and massive contribution in the industry, Irrfan Khan won many prestigious awards from time to time. It includes Best Actor Filmfares, Best Actor Asian Film Awards, Best Actor National Film Awards, and so many more.
So, Irrfan Khan has left behind a rich legacy of amazing movies that the fans can watch for years and decades to come and remember what an incredibly talented actor he truly was.
Talking about his personality, you can make a lot about the kind of person Irrfan Khan was by simply looking at what his peers are saying about him. They have nothing but admiration, respect, and good words for him.
From afar, Irrfan Khan looked to be quite a genuine person who knew his moments of being serious and fun-filled. At a time when social media leave no personalities unscathed, he stood bright and high in the crowd. He was one of the very few mainstream actors in Bollywood who has never been mired in any controversy. And that alone says a lot about Irrfan’s personality.
He didn’t care much about fame. He was always true to his work. He was someone who loved his family. He loved challenges. He was someone who went against the grain and still made a big name.
Yes, we have lost so many celebrities over the years. And we will lose many more. But there’s something about this loss that feels uncomfortable and depressing.
Maybe because of his gentle smile, friendly presence, charismatic aura, amazing movies, down-to-earth attitude, and class…
Irrfan Khan was a superstar in the guise of a common man, which is why people connected with him.
His legacy will live on!