Irrfan Khan: A Life in Movies
A new book “Irrfan Khan: A Life in Movies” will offer a compelling account of iconic actor Irrfan Khan’s life and achievements, starting from his days at the prestigious National School of Drama (NSD) to his nearly a decade-long stint in television and his gradual ascent in the film industry. In the book, film critic Shubhra Gupta engages key people, including director Mira Nair, Vishal Bharadwaj, and Anurag Basu in conversation on the actor’s art, craft and legacy.
Drawing from interviews with key people Irrfan was close to, worked with, was influenced by – including Irrfan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar, Tillotama Shome, Irrfan’s best friend from the NSD Timangshu, Shoojit Sircar, Tabu, Anurag Kashyap, among many others – this book will be a collection of scintillating new interviews, with commentary from Shubhra herself, that will together offer a complex portrait of Irrfan the actor and the man,” publisher Pan Macmillan.
Career and life of Irrfan Khan
- The late actor was known for his spellbinding performances in movies like “Maqbool” (2003), “The Namesake” (2006), “Life in a …Metro” (2007), the Oscar-winning “Slumdog Millionaire” (2008) and the internationally acclaimed “The Lunchbox” (2013).
- Khan also featured in many commercially successful films that were also critically acclaimed including “Pan Singh Tomar” (2012), which won him the National Film Award for Best Actor, “Haider” (2014), “Piku” (2015) and “Hindi Medium” (2017).
- The actor died from a rare form of cancer in April 2020. He was 54. The book is likely to hit the stands in March this year.