Mumbai (28/05/2023): Babil Khan won the IIFA Award for Best Debut Male in Qala on Saturday. The late actor Irrfan Khan’s son, spoke briefly with photographers at the event about how he will do his best to be successful in films and how he misses his father everyday.
He also had the sweetest response when a photographer at the Mumbai airport had urged him not to forget the paparazzi if he became famous. He was among a slew of Bollywood stars who attended the IIFAs in Abu Dabhi.
Babil with his mother at his side told the paparazzi, “If I win an award, I will take it home and keep it with Baba’s (Irrfan Khan) 50 awards and be humble then go to work from next morning.”
Babil made his Hindi cinema debut last year with the Netflix feature Qala. He was spotted with Tripti Dimri and Swastika Mukherjee. He will soon be seen in The Railway Men, a web series based on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
Babil had shared a few unseen images from his youth with Irrfan on January 7, his birth anniversary. He had written a note to him in his memory.
He wrote, “Questions keep me up at night. Those that I never asked then, those that I can never ask now. My inquiries are left for me to quench on my own, that’s okay, I will figure it out. I miss your laughter though, I don’t think there is an answer for that. Remembering a day when you arrived here.”