Boman Irani’s mother passes away; actor says, ‘She played the role of both mother and father to me’

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Actor Boman Irani has lost his mother today (9th June). The actor wrote a long heartfelt post on his social media handle and shared the sad news with his fans. In his heartfelt post, the 3 Idiots actor wrote, “Mother Irani passed away peacefully in her sleep early this morning. Jer was 94. She played the role of both mother and father to me, since she was 32. What a spirit she was. Filled with funny stories that only she could tell. The longest arm that always dug deep into her pockets,even when there wasn’t much there. When she sent me to the movies, she made sure all the compound kids came with me. ‘Don’t forget the popcorn’ she would say.”

He further added, “She loved her food and her songs and she could fact-check Wikipedia and IMDb in a flash. Sharp, sharp, sharp, till the very end. She always said ‘“You are not an actor for people to praise you. You are an actor only so you can make people smile.”“Make people happy” She said. Last night she asked for Malai Kulfi and some mango. She could have asked for the moon and the stars if she wished. She was, and always will be…….A Star(sic).”

 

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During his media interactions, Boman always spoke about his mother’s role in his career and personal life. Last year in November on his mother’s birthday, the 3 Idiots actor had shared a heart-warming picture with his mother. Boman often shares pictures with his mother on social media, penning long notes for her in the caption. In one such post, he had written, ‘You’re 94 Ma! You have inspired a generation and more'(sic). He also wrote that his mother’s sense of humour has chased away every blue moment in his family’s blessed life. He added that he was never allowed to miss on anything in life that he desired for. He ended his sweet note with a modified quote by boxer Ali, ‘You are the Greatest, Mother Irani'(sic).

 

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On the work front, Boman Irani will be seen in the upcoming sports drama 83. Directed by Kabir Khan, the upcoming film includes an ensemble cast of actors Ranveer Singh, Deepika Padukone, Tahir Raj Bhasin, Saqib Saleem, Harry Sandhu, Ammy Virk. The film is based on real-life events of the World Cup match which was held in 1983. It is expected to release in December this year.

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