The untimely death of Irrfan Khan has brought the entire country into a state of mourning. The terrific actor that he was, Irrfan transcended boundaries and won many hearts across the country with his breathtaking performances. One such performance that is loved by many is with the 2013 unique love-story ‘The Lunchbox’.
On Tuesday, the actor was admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital over a colon infection. Irrfan had been treated for a tumor in 2018 in London, and it was only recently that he returned to movies.
Directed by Ritesh Batra, ‘The Lunchbox’ was a unique story that had the famous Dabbawalah’s of Mumbai playing a crucial part in the storyline. During this time, many of the Dabbawalah’s happened to share a memorable bond with the actor.
Mumbai’s Dabbawalah’s pay homage to Irrfan Khan
Regarding Irrfan, the Association President Subhash Talekar said: “We’ve worked together. We used to work in the luggage compartment…and he was in the other neighboring compartment. After his shooting used to get over…he used to come to us…ask us if we had gotten food…tea…water.”
He further added: “He was one of the finest actors in the film industry and his passing away has been a great loss.” He also remembered the events that transpired during the premiere of ‘The Lunchbox’ in 2013. In the video message, he said: “Several Dabbawalas were invited to watch this film with actor Irfan Khan. We were honored to sit next to him. It was a memorable moment for all of us.“
Source: Free Press Journal