Irrfan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar took to Instagram to pen an emotional note for her son Babil I Khan. She shared a picture of Babil crying from the recently concluded Filmfare Awards which he attended on behalf of the late actor. Irrfan was awarded the Best Actor award posthumously for Angrezi Medium.
Babil broke down during the awards show when it was announced that Irrfan has won the best Actor Award. Sharing his crying picture, Sutapa wrote a poem in Hindi applauding her son for being a brave boy and crying in front of the world and not hiding his emotions. She called him ‘Bada kadak launda’ and wrote, “Bada kadak launda hai, vo chup chup ke nahi sabke saamne zor zor rota hai vo, bada kadak launda hai, baap ke yaadon ko sametta hai naazuk ungliyon se bikherata hai unhen khushboo ki tarah... (He is a very strong man. He cries in front of everyone, not secretly. He is a very strong man. He gathers the memories of his father with delicate fingers, spreads them like a fragrance)."
Sutapa did not accompany Babil to the award show but she had helped him his outfit for the event. Babil accepted the honours on behalf of his acclaimed father and said that he had not prepared a speech for the occasion, but thanked the film industry for welcoming him with 'open arms'.
Babil would soon be making his digital debut in Anushka Sharma’s production Qala opposite Tripti Dimri which would stream on Netflix.