On Thanksgiving, The Lunchbox director Ritesh Batra remembers Irrfan: 'I'm most grateful for his friendship'

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On Thanksgiving, The Lunchbox director remembers Irrfan& 

Key Highlights

  • Earlier this 12 months, on April 29, Irrfan Khan handed away on the age of 53 because of extended sickness
  • On Thanksgiving, Irrfan’s The Lunnchbox director Ritesh Batra remembered him
  • Sharing a tweet, Ritesh talked about how he’s grateful to Irrfan for his friendship and for the movie they made collectively

It was in March 2018 that Irrfan was recognized with neuroendocrine tumor and two years afterward April 28, 2020, he was admitted to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital in Mumbai because of colon an infection and a day afterward April 29, he handed away. 

The world was in shock and mourning as Irrfan left us for heavenly abode. Fans, followers, film buffs, pals and celebrities, each Indian and worldwide, remembered the maverick actor. 

On Thanksgiving, filmmaker Ritesh Batra, who directed Irrfan in 2013 hit The Lunchbox, took to Twitter and remembered the late actor. In his tweet, Ritesh talked about that he’s grateful to Irrfan for his friendship and the long-lasting movie they made collectively. He additionally acknowledged that we might have misplaced Irrfan earlier this 12 months however he’ll at all times be amongst us. Along with the tweet, he additionally shared a clip from The Lunchbox. 

His tweet learn, “Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, and I can’t stop thinking of @irrfank. What I’m most thankful for is to know him, for his friendship, and for the movie we made together. While we lost him this year, I know he’ll always also be with us.” 

Check out Ritesh Batra’s tweet remembering Irrfan under: 

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Released in The Lunchbox starring Irrfan Khan, Nimrat Kaur and Nawazuddin Siddiqui went on to win a number of accolades and was an enormous success not simply in India but additionally within the US. The film’s worldwide field workplace stands at over Rs 100 crore. 

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As for Irrfan, his final movie was Angrezi Medium, a sequel to his 2017 sleeper hit Hindi Medium. He shot for Angrezi Medium after he returned from London in 2019, regardless of the stories of him not being effectively. Before the discharge of Angrezi Medium, Irrfan had appealed the viewers to observe the film by sharing an audio clip and has ended it with the phrases, “wait for me”. 

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