Saba Qamar, other celebrities express grief over Irrfan Khan’s death

By: News Desk      Published: 03:07 PM, 29 Apr, 2020
Saba Qamar, other celebrities express grief over Irrfan Khan’s death

Pakistani actress Saba Qamar has paid tribute to Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan and shared a heartfelt post on her social media.

Taking to Twitter, she wrote: “Deeply disturbed to hear about the passing of Irrfan Khan. It feels like yesterday coming back from the sets of Hindi Medium. You taught me a lot as an actor and a mentor. Such a brilliant actor gone too soon. I'm at a loss for words. RIP Raj Broken heart. Yours Only, Meeta Cherry blossom.” #IrrfanKhan

Saba Qamar made her Bollywood debut alongside acclaimed actor Irrfan Khan in Hindi Medium. The starlet recently bagged her first Filmfare Award nomination for Best Actor (Female) in a Leading Role.

Khan won the Best Actor (Male) in a Leading Role for the film, while Hindi Medium was crowned the Best Film. Saba played the lead in the first part of the movie.

Irrfan Khan was one of Indian cinema's finest actors and among its most successful exports to Hollywood.

Khan lacked the looks for a traditional Bollywood romantic lead but made his name as a character actor in Hindi cinema and in Hollywood productions like Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire and Jurassic World.

Irrfan Khan starred in the Hollywood blockbuster, Jurassic World. He played the ill-fated, billionaire owner of the dinosaur park.

He was born Sahabzada Irfan Ali Khan on 7 January, 1967 in the Rajasthan village of Tonk. His mother's family had a royal lineage and his father was a wealthy, self-made businessman who owned a tyre business.

Celebrities pay tribute to Irrfan Khan

Condolences and tributes poured in for popular actor Irrfan Khan who passed awayat the age of 54, after a two-year battle with neuroendocrine tumour. The news of his death was first shared by filmmaker ShoojitSircar.

Here are a few reactions on Twitter:

Amitabh Bachchan

Akshay Kumar

John Abraham

Johny Lever

Farhan Akhtar

Shahid Kapoor

Kajol

YoYo Honey Singh