Irrfan Khan’s son Babil revealed on Instagram that his dad had gifted him scripts of Joker and Jojo Rabbit before the films’ releases.
Babil shared a picture of the document and wrote, “That time Baba sent me the Joker script before its release and I was in film school like ‘WHAA…’ and I hid it from all my friends till the film released.”
On the one side of the document, there is a hand-written note from Irrfan, “For u, These are confidential till the film releases. From Baba.”
Babil has also shared glimpses of Irrfan’s beach house and wrote- “This is my father’s old room near the beach before we shifted to the city. This is where he did most of his work. Studying acting now, I think of one of the ideas that he used to implement; that the craft has immense emotional similarities to playing around as a child. At age 9, when you hold that cricket bat inside the walls of your room, you can feel a stadium roar and see a bowler rushing to knock your head off. When I held that nerf gun in my hands, my father’s empty room always echoed in the silence of Madh Island, but at that moment I was John Wick surrounded by bad guys with machine guns, gunshots everywhere, and you can hear them, you know? I was a woman once, after watching Chak de India and I’d get excited dribbling around imaginary defenders and then really shoot that solid ball with my hockey stick and I’d break something. Oh, I’d always break something, ma would get so pissed. I think you’ve got to find the child in you and keep it alive, no matter how old you get.”