Babil Khan, son of the late legendary actor Irrfan Khan, celebrated his birthday on Sunday, May 15. A day after the special occasion, Babil Khan shared a set of throwback images in which he is seen as a baby with his mom, Sutapa Sikdar and dad, Irrfan Khan. The first image features Sutapa when she was pregnant with Babil. In the photo, a heavily pregnant Sutapa is sitting at a desk writing intently. This is followed by an image of baby Babil with Irrfan Khan. The third pic features Irrfan Khan kissing his son on the cheek.
In his moving caption, Babil Khan spoke how why being an actor is important to him. He said, “The motivation to endure the torment of being in this industry is stubborn because it's beyond personal desires.”
Replying to the post, actress Tillotama Shome said, “Aijeee Babil, tumi khoob cute. Bhalo theko. Cake Khao. Listen to your mother. Oh and happy birthday, [Babil, you ar super cute. Stay healthy. Have some cake too]” with a heart emoji.
On Sunday, Sutapa Sikdar shared a collection of priceless throwback images with Babil Khan as a baby being tended to by Irrfan Khan and her. In fact, Babil chose two pictures from this collection to repost.
Along with the photos, Sutapa also penned a heartfelt note for her son on his birthday. She wrote, “Let me confess on your 24th birthday Babil, the dichotomy of thunderstorms and azaan during your birth, which I later understood was just like your temperament, has made parenting very challenging (to put it mildly) but the beauty is when you wish to pour from the sky like raindrops that wash us off our ill wills. The fragrance after, that saundhi mitti ki khusbu you bring to our life is irreplaceable. Thank you.”
Speaking about her son, Sutapa added, “You are stubbornly decisive, my resistance towards your career choices blew away like a dry leaf in a thunderstorm. But in this phase of our relationship, I have completely accepted you. Sometimes with a broken heart and colossal embarrassment when you dance to Chaldi Kuri, you have made me unprejudiced. I thank God, because the intensity with which you sing Chaldi Kudi matches immaculately with the intensity with which you (attempt) to sing Nusrat Sahab's songs, the sensitivity within you is unaffected by judgement. You are this and you are that but to top it all you are my firstborn.”
Speaking about Irrfan Khan's reaction to Babil's birth, Sutapa said, “The smile on Irrfan's face when he first saw you couldn't be recreated in a performance by Irrfan himself. It's etched on my mind. The curtains of the hospital room were dancing as if the nurses had descended as angels, celebrating with him at the peak of Mount Everest, but his celebration was still the expression; the laughter, the joy, the tears cascaded out of him without the need for movement, as everything around him flowed. In that moment, Irrfan was a perfect picture of Lord Shiva.”
Read the complete note here:
Babil Khan will be soon making his Bollywood debut with Qala opposite Tripti Dimri. He will also be seen in The Railway Men.