Film actor Vijay Varma, who was a huge fan of late actor Irrfan Khan, often talks about how much he respects and admires the late star not only for his work, but also for the way he was as a that no one.
Vijay’s latest release, “ Ok Computer, ” saw him play the role of cyber cell cop Saajan Kundu who, as he revealed earlier, was a tribute to Irrfan’s character. Khan in The Lunchbox (2013) in which the veteran actor was called Saajan Fernandez. .
Vijay recently said that he was inspired by the late actor as he said in his interview with Film Companion: “He constantly surprised audiences. It was his strength, that you couldn’t tell what he would do. then. It was the little details. Me and the other actors around me would watch the way he reacted to a situation and try to figure out what he was doing, and we couldn’t. ”
Vijay added: “Usually when looking to be an actor you try to figure out what must have been going on around the actor during a scene and where he found that emotion. But Irrfan’s magic was invisible. couldn’t tell where it came from. “
Vijay had met Irrfan during his days at his film school and later at the Cannes Film Festival and he was just incredibly inspired by his aura.
When Vijay was out of work, he decided to turn to Irrfan Khan’s manager to take care of him, hoping that something in his life would work out then.
Speaking more about Irrfan’s admirable quality as a person, Vijay said, “Later I found out that after Irrfan watched Pink (2016), he continued to recommend my name to various producers around the world. search for young actors. Some producers told me that Irrfan told them: “Isko lo yaar”. He had this way of helping people that was so generous. “
Irrfan Khan took his last breath on April 29, 2020, after a two-year battle with colon cancer.