Actor Irrfan Khan’s death came as a shock to the whole industry. His ‘Piku’ co-star Deepika Padukone had one of the most moving tributes for the actor. She shared a black screen and breaking heart emoji post news of the actor’s demise was confirmed. Now a throwback video of her talking about Irrfan has gone viral.
In the video, Deepika was asked about Irrfan around the time when the late actor had requested his fans not to speculate about his health. It was the first time that news of him having cancer made rounds of the internet.
Deepika had asked people to give Irrfan space at that time. She said, “Honestly I do not know where he is, what has happened. Like he has requested, I think there are times when people just need to be left alone for sometime and figure their lives out. I think we should respect that space they have requested for. Like we said, hope for the best and say a little prayer.”
Talking about Irrfan Khan as a person, she shared, “As a person, I’ve had one of my most special experiences as an actor with him. Piku will be my all-time favourite and special films. He has a large part to play in that.”
‘Piku’ director Shoojit Sircar was the first to confirm the news that Irrfan Khan was no more. Amitabh Bachchan, who played one of the leads in the movie, was also among the first to share his condolences for Irrfan.
Irrfan Khan died after complications due to colon infection. The actor’s funeral took place at 3 pm. While Tigmanshu Dhulia carried his mortal remains to the Versova cemetary, Irrfan’s sons Bilal and Ayan performed the actor’s last rites.