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Irrfan Khan Dies At 53: Here are some lesser known facts about the unsung superstar

For over 3 decades, Irrfan Khan has been a prominent name all over Bollywood. So much so his fame that he has even left an indelible mark in Hollywood as well. It’s such a piece of the terribly sad news that we all were given this noon that the world is not going to witness his genius anymore. The unsung superstar passed away a little while ago at the age of 53. The world has been saddened even further.

Irrfan made his debut in Hindi films with ‘Salaam Bombay’ which released back in 1988. Having worked in serious films like ‘Maqbool’, ‘Haider‘ and also comedy features like ‘Thank You‘ and ‘Krazzy 4’, Irrfan had proved time and again that he is one of the most versatile performers we have in Bollywood. Irrfan left for his heavenly abode this noon and we couldn’t think of anything apart from him. So we decided to remember him and bring you some of the most lesser-known facts about the superstar. Have a look:

Irrfan Khan is NOT his real name

Irrfan Khan’s real name is Sahabzade Irfan Ali Khan. He has revealed the same on many occasions that he did not like the length of his name and therefore he started removing words out of it to eventually be called Irfan Khan. As per reports, Irrfan changed his name by adding an additional ‘R’ later on as he liked the sound of it. He had also tried to go solo as Irrfan, but soon after his international career boomed, he returned to Irrfan Khan.

Irrfan had a connection with Jurrasic Park years before he featured in the franchisal film

It is well-known that Irrfan essayed the character of Masrani in 2015’s ‘Jurrasic World’. The character was pivotal to the film and Irrfan’s performance was also praised by both Indian and International audiences. Irrfan had revealed it previously that though he has acted in a Jurrasic Park franchisal movie in 2015, he shared a connection with the franchise way before during his struggling days in the industry. The actor had revealed that he wished to watch the first Jurrasic Park film in 1993 but did not have the money to do so.

Irrfan Khan has rejected a Christopher Nolan film

Christopher Nolan is considered to be one of the best directors in modern global cinema. His space-adventure film, ‘Interstellar’ released back in 2014 which featured Matthew McConaughey in the lead role. The film featured an extended cameo of Matt Damon. This part was reportedly offered to Irrfan Khan but he had to turn it down due to commitments to other Bollywood projects like ‘The Lunchbox‘ and ‘D-Day’.

Irrfan Khan dreamt to be a cricketer

Irrfan Khan’s initial dream was to become a cricketer but his parents weren’t keen about it. It was only after he earned a scholarship in NSD that he decided to pursue his career in acting.

Irrfan Khan’s first job in Mumbai

When Irrfan Khan first arrived in Mumbai, he worked as an air-conditioner repairman. Reportedly, it is even said that one of the first houses he visited for the repairing services was that of legendary actor, Rajesh Khanna.

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