Babil Khan must have gone through a gamut of emotions as he stood up on the 66th Filmfare Awards 2021 stage to receive two awards on behalf of his late father, Irrfan. The acclaimed Hollywood and Bollywood actor won the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) award for Angrezi Medium as well as Lifetime Achievement Award.
Babil made the occasion even more special by wearing his father Irrfan's outfit to Filmfare Awards 2021. The budding actor was seen in an indigo-coloured polka dot kurta that Irrfan wore on the final day of the third edition of Van Heusen + GQ Fashion Nights in 2017. The actor had turned showstopper for Rajesh Pratap Singh.
Now, Babil, keeping his father's memory alive, wore the same kurta and teamed it up with a jacket and pants from the same designer's collection.
Babil, on Instagram, shared a video of his mother, Sutapa Sikdar, helping him get ready for Filmfare Awards 2021. He wrote, "Mamma dressing me up - So in my little speech while accepting baba’s awards from @jaideepahlawat @rajkummar_rao @ayushmannk , I basically said “this is not my place to say anything. People always say that you cannot fit into your father’s shoes but at least I can fit into his clothes. I just want to show all my gratitude to the audience and our industry because of the warmth and love that you have hugged our family with, and all I can really say is that you and I will make this journey together and take indian cinema to new heights, I promise.” The story behind the clothes was that my father hated participating in fashion shows and ramp walks but he did it in these same clothes in order to continuously break out of his comfort zone. That is exactly what I was doing last night, tearing though into new spaces that I’m uncomfortable with."