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Irrfan Khan Not Just an Artist but a Legend: Fanboy Priyanshu Chatterjee

Priyanshu tells us how Irrfan Khan was more than just an entertainer for him.

By Kanan Parmar 

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, 29th of April, 2020 turned out to be a black day for the Hindi Cinema as Actor Irrfan Khan passed away due to colon cancer.

The sad news of the demise of the actor was more of a ‘personal loss’ to many people out there. One such fan, Priyanshu Chatterjee, could feel nothing but only void after this news.

Priyanshu Chatterjee, a journalism student at Bennett University says, “As I heard the news of his demise, the very first thought that came to my mind was that ‘we lost a gem today’.”

Priyanshu Irrfan Khan
Priyanshu Chatterjee feels that Irrfan Khan is more than “just an entertainer” and is a legend. Flickr

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Priyanshu tells us how Irrfan Khan was more than just an entertainer for him.

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Q. When did you start following the work of Irrfan Khan and since when did you develop the fandom?

Priyanshu: The first time I knew about Irrfan sir was when a scene for the movie Paan Singh Tomar was to be shot in my school, named Greenway Modern School. I was smitten by the charm he had. As soon as the break was announced by the director, I rushed to Irrfan sir with a chair and he said, “Thank you beta!” Not to exaggerate but these words were music to me and this was the incident that made me follow him.

Q. In what ways did Irrfan Khan inspire you?

Priyanshu: The man proves that talent is what it takes to achieve success. Being an ‘outsider’, he worked hard enough to become a part of the entertainment industry. His deeply introspective and philosophical nature is very rare to find in any other person. So getting to the point how the actor inspired me, well, since childhood I’ve always dreamt of being a part of the entertainment industry. Irrfan Khan is the first ever actor to teach me that it isn’t nepotism but it is one’s flair, talent, attitude and personality that can help achieve what you want.

Priyanshu Chatterjee
Priyanshu watching the Irrfan Khan-starrer film, Paan Singh Tomar.


Q. What was your favourite work of the actor?

Priyanshu: I just believe that everytime the actor came on screen he surprised us with something new. He shows a different version of himself with every role he portrays. As I am a huge fan of Marvel, I just loved Irrfan sir’s role in the Marvel movie “The Amazing Spider Man” as Rajit Ratha. Right from his body language to his accent, everything was perfect!

Also Read- The Demise of Rishi Kapoor: Another Black Day For Bollywood

Q. How do you think Irrfan Khan redefined Hindi cinema?

Priyanshu: I believe that Irrfan Khan is one of those actors who do not make a “masala” movie but instead act in a movie that has a brilliant underlying social message. He is not just a performing artist but a legend for our era. He has given us some iconic performances that I think no other could do it better. It’s his energy and vibe that enhances his acting.

Actor Irrfan Khan would have lost the battle against cancer but undoubtedly he succeded in life. He rules over everyone’s heart. Maybe everyone is replacable but not Irrfan Khan.




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