One of the most versatile and highly rated actors in the Indian and global cinema world, Irrfan Khan passed away today at the age of 53 due to a colon infection. Often praised for his effortless and versatile performances on screen, Irrfan was loved by critics as well as the audience. In his three-decades-long career, Irrfan Khan acted in more than 50 Bollywood movies. He had won a national award and as many as four Filmfare awards for his offhand acting. He was also honored with the ‘Padma Shri’ by the government of India for his significant contribution to arts and cinema. Furthermore, Irrfan was one of the very few Indian actors to have made his mark in global cinema as well. He starred in several International movies like The Namesake, Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi, and Jurassic World.
Irrfan always had an offbeat approach while selecting the roles he played and also had a very mature view of the cinema, art, and world we live in. He will always be remembered as one of the most scintillating actors, the Hindi cinema ever had. Here are 10 quotes by the veteran actor who has left behind millions of heartbroken fans.
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Here are 10 Irrfan Khan Quotes that will always be remembered.
Your work speaks more than anything else
Irrfan was always committed to his work above everything else. And probably that’s a prominent reason behind his success.
Quote: “People like to see my work, not face.”
Desire for Perfection
His desire to connect with every role he performed and to do it with thorough perfection set him apart from the other actors.
Quote: “I can’t think of a more pathetic situation for an actor than to do a film and not connect to it. And I pray to God that I never face that situation.”
Dare to Swim Upstream
Irrfan will always be remembered for his offbeat and unconventional roles. Unlike the typical actors, he preferred to go about acting in an unconventional fashion and ultimately succeeded.
Quote: “The day I become conventional, something inside me will die.”
Be Satisfied with the life
Irrfan neither gave a damn to fame or popularity nor chased it. He always wanted to experience life and was satisfied with whatever he came across.
Quote: “Wanting fame is a disease, and one day I will want to be free from this disease, from this desire. Where fame doesn’t matter. Where just experiencing life and being okay with it is enough.”
Language is not a Parameter of Excellence
Despite acting in multiple languages, Irrfan always believed that a person should not be judged based on his command over any language.
Quote: “Language does not make one an elite.”
The Concept of Acting Redefined
Irrfan skirted the traditional concepts of acting and simplified acting in his own way, which made him the actor he was.
Quote: “For me, acting is becoming naked in front of people, you know? And when you know in the back of your mind somebody is testing you, you cannot really bare yourself. That’s the feeling I always have when I’m auditioning.”
Step out of the Comfort Zone
He always felt being inside a comfort zone was a limitation that he also experienced once. And probably getting out of their comfort zone and being able to adapt to different situations made them invincible.
Quote: “Let me call it ‘destiny’ or some force that has pushed me to identify looking for your comfort zone as a kind of limitation. And everybody has a tendency to fall into their comfort zone. I did it in the early stage of my career.”
Always Speak out your Mind
Irrfan was known to speak his mind. He never hesitated to praise things he liked as well never feared to criticize things he didn’t like.
Quote: “We don’t have a culture of realistic acting in India.”
Appreciate the Talent
He always appreciated and had great respect for talent over many things and often asked people to value and admire the talent.
Quote: “The sign of good society is where talent is respected.”
Own Whatever you do
Throughout his career, Irrfan played several unique and different characters. The thing that stands out is that he owned and was thoroughly immersed in every character he played.
Quote: “I have played many characters that have consumed me and owned me.”
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