Irrfan Khan has been a known face not just in Bollywood but also in global cinema. He had his presence felt in Hollywood films as well working with some of the best actors and filmmakers. His work brought two academy awards for films like The Slumdown Millionaire and A Life of A Pie. This is the reason when his death news spread around the world, many global filmmakers and actors paid tribute to the late actor. Let’s check how global filmmakers and actors had to say about the actor as under:
The first was the actress – Natalie who shared a picture with Irrfan on her Instagram handle sharing like a story. The two have worked in the film New York I Love You by Mira Nair.
Then comes the Hollywood actor – Chris Pratt who also shared his tweet sharing his RIP message as under:<
So sad to hear about the passing of screen legend @irrfank Irrfan Khan played Masrani in Jurassic World. He was an exquisite actor and human. He will be missed.
— chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) April 29, 2020
Then came Danny Boyle who worked with Irrfan Khan in the film Slumdog Millionaire. The film bagged eight Oscars. The filmmaker shared his memory with Irrfan Khan. He shared the photo of Irrfan calling him a wonderful actor and a pivotal figure.
The official handle of Academy also has expressed their grief on the death of Irrfan:
A mainstay of Bollywood cinema and incredible talent in films like “Slumdog Millionaire,” “Life of Pi” and “The Namesake,” Irrfan Khan left his imprint on global cinema. An inspiration to millions, he will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/o21DMMC2o5
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) April 29, 2020
Dan Brown the writer of novel Inferno was also seen paying tribute to Irrfan calling him as a wonderful man. He worked with his film with Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones. He shared his RIP message on his Facebook account.
The famous film director Jurassic World, Colin Trevorrow also shared his words on his Instagram handle:
The Office actress Mindy Kaling also shared the late actor’s photo on her Instagram page while paying tribute to him.
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I’m devastated by the news that the legend, Irrfan Khan, passed away at the age of 53. He was my favorite actor. Irrfan’s performances were defined by his subtlety and sensitivity, he could do more with silence and many actors could do with a two page Sorkin monologue. You watched him onscreen and thought “I know that person!” in any role he played, even if he was being chased around Europe in a Da Vinci Code movie with @tomhanks. He once wrote me to see if we could collaborate on something, and it remains the greatest honor of my career. If you aren’t familiar with his work, please watch Mira Nair’s The Namesake, or Ritesh Batra’s The Lunchbox. You will become a lifelong fan, I promise. I feel robbed of his future performances. My heart goes out to his family.