Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj mourns his dear friend Irrfan Khan’s death

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The nation woke up to the unfortunate news of Irrfan Khan‘s sudden demise. He was an absolute gem of an actor and no one will ever be to fill the void created by his death. His acting chops were widely applauded and today the entire world is mourning his death as they lost a legendary actor. Filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj also mourned his good friend Irrfan’s death today. They had collaborated for some of the highly acclaimed films of their respective careers.

Speaking about Irrfan’s sudden demise, Vishal told IANS, I feared that he would be gone much before his time but didn’t expect that it will be so devastating and ravaging to me personally. It feels as if I am torn into two parts. A part of me has died with him.”

Vishal was also one of the few friends who attended Irrfan’s funeral today in Mumbai. Vishal has directed Irrfan in critically acclaimed films such as ‘Maqbool’, ‘Haider‘ and ‘7 Khoon Maaf’.

On Tuesday, the actor had been admitted in Mumbai’s Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital with a colon infection. He passed away on Wednesday. The actor has been ailing ever since he was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour two years back.

Irrfan was last seen in Homi Adajania’s ‘Angrezi Medium’.

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