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“I have never seen a man in my entire life working so hard” Sutapa Sikdar on Irrfan Khan


Sutapa Sikdar, wife of late Irrfan Khan, expressed that she never saw a person who worked as hard as Irrfan. Sutapa is among many other celebrities who can be seen speaking about Irrfan in an episode of the docu-series Tarader Shesh Tarpan.

In the episode Sutapa Sikdar can be heard saying “The way he used to talk to people, I’m sure everyone could understand the kind of honesty he had in him, which reached the other person through his words.”

Talking about his effortless acting, she adds, “People always used to say Irrfan never really acted, I’ve heard this innumerable times from innumerable people. I always wondered if so much hard work goes into ‘not acting’, how much effort would be going into ‘acting’. I have never seen a man in my entire life working so hard, even my son, who is getting ready to walk on his father’s path, asks me what he used to do, and I always tell him that your father used to work 10 times harder than you do.”

Among other celebrities who have shared their thoughts about Irrfan are Irrfan’s Angrezi Medium co-stars Radhika Madan, Deepak Dobriyal, Pankaj Tripathi and director Homi Adajania.

Helmed by Aritra Mukherjee, the episode also features Jisshu Sengupta, Shoojit Sircar, Roopa Ganguly, Tigmangshu Dhulia, Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi, Mahesh Bhatt, Anees Bazmee, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Shaailesh R. Singh, Sanjay Chauhan, Ajay Brahmatmaj, Guneet Monga, Nikkhil Advani, Abhishek Dutta, Parno Mittra and Sanjay Gupta sharing their thoughts on and memories of Irrfan.

The series is produced by Nandita Roy and Shiboprosad Mukherjee. Talking about the project Shiboprosad said, “For me, it was like I’m reading a book, which I never want to end, as the end holds the unavoidable truth. Irrfan Khan was not only a great actor but a genuine human being and the fact that he is no more is indeed heart-breaking.”

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