In an unexpected but a heart-touching gesture, actor Chandan Roy Sanyal recently paid a visit to late actor Irrfan Khan’s tomb in the city. The actor said he was missing his ‘D-Day’ co-star and decided to visit him, where he was laid to rest in peace.
Speaking about the same to ETimes, Chandan Roy Sanyal said, “In the past few months Covid kept rising and I was missing him, thinking why don’t I visit his tomb, what is stopping me! So I went to a flower shop and on a friend’s advice, bought Rajnigandha for him. When I visited his tomb, Irrfan Khan was just lying there beautifully. I stood there for a while, it felt very nice. It had some magical power.” Reacting to the condition of Irrfan Khan’s tomb which got several netizens worried, Chandan added, “Irrfan Khan’s tomb is not fancy but has a vibration of its own. Just like the actor. It is sort of nicely molding with nature.”
The actor’s post went viral and he was happy to have bought some calm on social media. He shared, “People were touched by the gesture but I did not do it for social media. My post made fans emotional. At a time when everyone is fighting on social media, here’s Irrfan Khan, bringing calm. Irrfan Khan’s journey has been inspirational, he kept rising in his career and why? Because the audience loved him. The audience is not going to watch his film because he happens to be an outsider. So I don’t understand this debate.”
While speaking about his memories with the late actor, Chandan added, “Just like a common man, I am also a big fan of late Mr. Irrfan Khan. I admired his films and happened to know him as we had worked together. We didn’t have many scenes but had forged a good relationship. It was through Rishi Kapoor that I met Irrfan Khan, while we were shooting ‘D Day.’ Every day in the evening after shoot, I would sit with them and we would chat. I remember Rishi Kapoor had said at that time, ‘You’ll are very exciting actors, I enjoy working with actors like you’ll.’ We lost Irrfan Khan on April 29 and the next day Rishiji passed away, I was devastated.”