Irrfan Khan’s son Babil is ‘speechless’ as late actor’s The Namesake co-star Kal Penn pens a touching message

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Irrfan Khan passed away on 29 April 2020 due to colon infection. It’s about to be a year of the actor’s unfortunate demise, but many are still reeling over the pain of his loss. Recently, Hollywood actor Kal Penn, who featured with Irrfan Khan in ‘The Namesake’ wrote to the late actor’s son, Babil Khan. Kal Penn played late Irrfan Khan’s onscreen son in The Namesake. Kal’s letter to Babil Khan regarding Irrfan Khan left him speechless.

Kal penned a heart-touching condolence letter to Babil on social media. He expressed that he had been thinking to contact Irrfan Khan’s family, but ‘was not sure how to get in touch with them.’ Kal was glad that he finally could get in touch with Babil after the latter presumably reached out to him. Kal also mentioned The Namesake is the project he is ‘most proud of.’

“Babil, I’m so moved that you reached out and it means so much to me to hear that story. Thank You. The Namesake is the project I’m most proud of, the one that brought me the greatest artistic happiness – and getting to work with and know your father was such a big part of that,” wrote Kal Penn.

(I think I met you and your brother in Calcutta when we were filming) I’ve thought of you two and your mom a lot this past year and wasn’t sure how to get in touch to share my love and gratitude. It really means so much to me that you reached you. Thank you! Let me know if you’re ever in New York post-pandemic. And please give my love to your mom,” he added.

Babil Khan was moved by the love and adulation Kal Penn showed for his late father Irrfan Khan and his family. Sharing a screenshot of the message from Kal Penn, Babil wrote, “What is happening? How to write a reply when you are speechless?”

Take a look at Kal Penn and Babil Khan’s conversation here:

Babil Khan receives a message from Irrfan Khan's The Namesake co-star Kal Penn

Babil Khan receives a message from Irrfan Khan’s The Namesake co-star Kal Penn


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Kal played Gogol, Irrfan Khan’s onscreen son. The film featured Tabu as Irrfan’s wife and Sahira Nair as his daughter. The movie had received a good response from critics upon its release in the US. Kal had also paid his condolences on the shocking demise of Irrfan Khan.

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