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Remembering the legend, Irrfan Khan

Team Udayavani, Apr 29, 2021, 10:35 AM IST

Source: Wikipedia

Irrfan Khan passed away on April 29, 2020, after a prolonged battle with a rare type of cancer. He was known as the best actor of all time in Indian Cinema. Irrfan not only left a legacy but also immortalized many unique characters in his career.

Below are some of his classic performances:

  1. Piku: Irrfan played the role of Rana, the owner of a taxi service who drives Piku (Deepika Padukone), and her father Bhaskar Banerjee played by Amitabh Bachchan to Kolkata from Delhi.
  2. Hindi Medium: Hindi Medium is Irrfan’s highest-grossing film with him in the lead. The movie directed is by Saket Chaudhary and produced by Dinesh Vijan. It is a story of a middle-class couple who do everything they can to make sure their daughter gets an elite education. The movie got rave reviews from critics and audiences that led to a sequel Angrezi Medium.
  3. The LunchBox: The love story of Saajan Fernandes, who forms an unlikely bond with Ila after he gets delivered a lunchbox meant for Ila’s husband. This movie was Irrfan’s highest-grossing Hindi Film up until it was surpassed by Hindi Medium.
  4. Haider: Starring Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead, this Vishal Bharadwaj’s take on Shakespeare’s Hamlet went on to be a critical and commercial success. Irrfan only appeared in an extended cameo but indeed played a pivotal role of Roohdaar.

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