"When Cinema Seemed Repetitive, You Gave It A New Wave Forever With Us, Irrfan Khan You Shall Always Be Remembered"
Irrfan Khan, the versatile actor passed away at the age of 53 on 29th April 2020 at KokilabenDhirubhaiAmbani Hospital of Mumbai. Irrfan had been battling from neuroendocrine tumors since 2018. On Tuesday, his spokesperson confirmed that the actor has been admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) due to colon infection and is under doctor’s observation. HE was a strong soul and inspired everyone around him. He fought against the disease until his very last breath for his family and all his well-wishers. The actor left for heaven leaving behind his legacy.
Irrfan Khan was born on January 7, 1967, in Jaipur, Rajasthan to a Muslim Pashtun family. While studying his Master's degree, in 1984 Irrfan got a scholarship at the National School of Drama (NSD) in New Delhi. He has been a part of various television serials. He made his Bollywood debut with Mira Nair’s film ‘Salaam Bombay’. Since then he has worked in many movies. He also found success in Hollywood films. Irrfan had been honored with many awards. In 2011, the actor was honored with the Padma Shri Award.
Irrfan Khan changed the time when Bollywood actors were not comfortable in experimenting with their off-screen outfits bringing a new fashion culture. He ranges from stylish to the most quirky looks. From multi print suits to unconventional layering, the actor had experimented with every kind of look.
In his memory, here are some of the best looks adorned by him-
Not only in movies but Irrfan had been experimental and daring in his looks too. The actor shot for an anniversary special issue of the GQ magazine which featured the actors who were honored at the then held GQ Men of The Year Awards. Irrfan was awarded for his outstanding work in Indian and International cinema. Other actors who joined him were- Amir Khan, Ranveer Singh, and Sidharth Malhotra. The actor owned an intense, unique, and quirky look with ease drifting from the latest fashion trends. Breaking the stereotypes, he adorned a blue outfit with suave. With this look, he proved that he was not one of those actors who hesitate to experiment with new fashion culture looks. He paired his outfit with boots by Jimmy Choo. His look was extremely royal and intense. The attire included a kurta by fashion designers Shantanu and Nikhil and jeans by G- Star Raw. He paired his look with a watch by Omega. The designers of the fashion industry were surprised to see him experimenting with his looks.
In 2017, Irrfan Khan turned to showstopper for Rajesh Pratap Singh on the final day of the third edition of Van Heusen + GQ Fashion Nights, here adorning the latest fashion trend. The designer's collection showcased his inclination for indigo. His collection drew inspiration from small towns of India, specifically from Gujarat and Rajasthan. The fashion designer used only natural dyes in his collection. Irrfan Khan much like his characters in films made his unique appearance and was dressed in an Indigo jacket, trousers, and a long drape. His outfit was infused with a fresh breath of air. The attire was coupled with patterns and quirky touches. He made his style look effortless and adorned the overall look with confidence. His attire was fashion-forward yet wearable giving a new aura to the fashion culture. It represented several asymmetric designs and modern international silhouettes. The actor was very happy to try something new. He was thankful to the fashion designer Rajesh Pratap Singh. The designer Rajesh Pratap Singh is known for his unique outfits for both males and females. These two extremely talented men came with the most distinctive way of dressing and amazed everyone with their extraordinary style creating latest fashion trends. Unfortunately, it was the last time when we saw Irrfan on the ramp.
”Inferno” which was one of the most awaited and biggest movies of the actor Irrfan Khan in Hollywood was screened on October 8, 2016, the world premiere red carpet of the movie took place at the Opera di Firenze in Florence, Italy. The entire star cast of the movie was spotted promoting the movie for few days and Irrfan Khan also flew early, wrapping up his shoot of another project to be there. The actor was spotted in all-black suit pant, with a grey shirt, black tie, and black shoes, according to the fashion culture, he went extremely basic for the event. At the screening, Irrfan was accompanied by his wife and younger son Ayaan.
With this outfit, the actor proved that it is not only Sonam Kapoor who can look royal in an all-white outfit. This look which he adorned at the promotion of one of his movies included an angrakha teamed up with a bandhgala jacket and white churidars from Anita Dongre. His look was accessorized with a brooch by Ritika Sachdeva Chhabraw. To make things look sharp he even threw in a pocket square. Giving a subtle look to his ethnic attire Irrfan wore black slippers promoting a new fashion culture for men. With this look, Irrfan made it clear that there is no need to hesitate to pair different ethnic pieces together. This Indian look was astounding and was appreciated by all. It was astonishing to see a 50-year-old man carry such an outfit. Before the release of his movies like Piku and Inferno the actor was mostly seen in his tuxedos but all thanks to his stylist Isha Bhansali who transformed his looks. According to Isha, Irrfan was passionate about fashion and liked experimenting with new styles. His stylist mourned his loss remembering how he knew what fabrics and colors would suit him. The stylist further mentioned that he had elegance and swag in perfect measures. Irrfan Khan adorned many outfits that were earlier thought to be justified only by Ranveer Singh.
For the 2017 GQ's October edition, the phenomenal actor was seen wearing a skirt with a checkered shirt and a brown jacket. The picture of this attire went viral on social media, it was shot by photographer Tarun Khiwal. The actor was praised a lot by the fashion police as in Bollywood no other actor has ever had the guts to carry such an amazing outfit, but Irrfan wore it to The Edition, which was then celebrating the magazine's 9th anniversary, and featured actors who received awards at the GQ Men Of The Year Award 2017.
Irrfan was honored as Winner of the Outstanding Achievement Award at the GQ function, but his outfit took to heights in the fashion culture of the B Towner's, Irrfan looked effortlessly cool in the skirt. The actor was a trendsetter, and he managed to give a trend to the fashion world by adorning that skirt. Irrfan was a brilliant actor and that's the reason he portrayed this intense, raw, and yet quirky look with so much ease. He was truly someone who believed in breaking stereotypes whether it was to choose cinema or fashion.
Irrfan Khan did not cease to follow drama and theatre even after creating a name and place in the B Town industry. Showing up in masculinity adorning pastel colors, the actor sure did have the oomph to carry himself with confidence. Accompanied by many other B-Towners like Rishi Kapoor, Boney Kapoor, Sridevi, fashion designer Manish Malhotra, and others, Irrfan stood out of the others wearing white pants with a coral shirt and striped coat. With an everyday hair look, he had eyes turning on him during the Red Carpet of the Musical Play of Mughal- E-Azam in Mumbai.
Today not only Bollywood but the entire fashion world is mourning the death of Irrfan Khan, people from all walks of life paid tribute to the extraordinary actor. The star was internationally celebrated for his roles in "Life Of Pi" and "Slumdog Millionaire" which won eight Academy Awards and seven BAFTA Awards. It's saddening that we have to bring forward the news of him passing away. The actor was a strong soul, someone who fought till the very end and was always inspired by everyone who came across his way, but there's no alteration in the fact that he'll forever stay alive in our hearts and will remain India's most beloved actor. The news of his death on Wednesday prompted an outpouring of tributes and messages of condolences on social media, with fans, politicians, and other Bollywood figures commemorating his life and career.
Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi tweeted "Irrfan Khan's demise is a loss to the world of cinema and theatre," he continued by saying that "He will be remembered for his phenomenal performances across different mediums." The Prime Minister also showed concern-toward friends and family "My thoughts are with his family, friends, and admirers."