- Irrfan Khan was posthumously honoured with the Best Actor Award
- Babil collected the award on stage
- He visibly broke down during the tribute session for Irrfan Khan
Late actor Irrfan Khan’s son Babil attended the Filmfare Awards last month and had quite an emotional time as his father was remembered time and again in tribute speeches. In a viral video from the Filmfare Awards, Babil was seen crying inconsolably as Irrfan Khan was honoured at the awards ceremony. In an Instagram post recently, Irrfan Khan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar poured her heart out in a poem written in Hindi, titled “Mera Beta (my son).” Sutapa’s post appears to be a response to Babil’s emotional state at the Filmfare Awards: “Bada kadak launda hai woh… chhup chhup ke nahi sabke samne zor zor rota hai woh… bada kadak launda hai, baap ke yaadon ko samet ta hai nazuk ungliyon se… bikherata hai unhe khushbu ki tarah (He is a strong guy, he doesn’t cry secretly but does so loudly. He collects memories of his father with delicate fingers and disperses them like perfume).” Irrfan Khan died in April last year after a long battle with cancer.
In her poem, Sutapa Sikdar wrote one needs emotional strength to reveal your true feelings and that makes Babil a strong person. Lauding Babil for breaking gender-based stereotypes, Sutapa Sikdar wrote: “Bahut bahut sakht hona padhata hai naram dikhane ke lie. bada shakht launda hai yeh (Being soft at heart is actually a display of emotional strength. And Babil is a very strong chap).”
Here’s the poem Sutapa Sikdar dedicated to Babil:
The Filmfare Awards were held in Mumbai of March 27. Babil attended the award show in his father’s clothes. Here’s the viral video, in which Babil can be seen breaking down in tears:
A very emotional moment from #FilmfareAwards when Irrfan Khan’s son Babil come on stage for collecting award behalf of him.
Babil & everyone else couldn’t stop their tears.
We all miss you #IrrfanKhan.
— IMShubham (@shubham_jain999) April 9, 2021
Meanwhile, Babil recently shared the details of his acting debut – he will co-star with Tripti Dimri in a Netflix original movie Qala, which will be produced by Anushka Sharma’s Clean Slate Films.