Irrfan Khan passed away yesterday and left us with his commendable work and memorable films. There are a bunch of filmmakers wanted to work with but never got a chance.
One of such auteurs and winner of 18 international and national film awards is Aparna Sen. The director says Irrfan was an actor of rare talent, she revealed that she wanted to work with him and sent him two proposals.
“I wanted so much to work with him. We had held discussions twice. I wanted to cast him in the role of Krishna. But due to various reasons, the film did not materialize,” Sen was quoted by a daily.
She added that she had also contacted him to play a part in a freshly conceived movie project. However, Irrfan sent responded that “he was in no position to do the film as he would have to undergo brain surgery.”
She also remembered his remarkable performance in Lunch Box and Maqbool, she says it is a huge loss.
Director Gautam Ghose is also one such filmmaker who didn’t get the chance to work with Irrfan. He wanted to work with him in a movie based on a story by the late writer-painter Kamal Kumar Majumdar.
“The film never took place, as the producer passed away. He was so happy after I chose him. But my dream to work with him remained unrealized,” said Ghose, who described Khan as a “great actor” and a “sensitive person,” Ghose was quoted as saying.