Sutapa Sikdar’s emotional speech at IFFI, remembering late husband Irrfan Khan will touch your heart

The International Film Festival of India (IFFI) paid a fitting tribute to late actor Irrfan Khan by screening his film, ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ at the event. His wife Sutapa Sikdar and son Babil Khan attended the event.

When Sutapa was called on stage, she remembered the legendary actor and gave an emotional speech that is sure to touch your heart. The star wife also recalled some fond memories and also mentioned how this is the first time she has come out of home since Irrfan’s demise.

In her moving speech, she said, “I remember Irrfan had dreams in his eyes. It’s a special moment because it’s an honour and privilege to be given a tribute. I’m happy to be here, this is the first time I’ve come out of the home. But one needs closures to walk ahead, and IFFI is a closure. IFFI couldn’t have chosen a better film, because this film talks about a race,” she added, quoting a line from the film about completing races, regardless of winning or losing. “Irrfan’s finish line came too soon, but he played well. We’re proud of you, Irrfan.”

Babil had also shared a picture from the special screening of the movie at the event and wrote, ‘Today, I need to share this as @iffigoa made it possible to watch and hear him on the big screen one more time, that to in Paan Singh Tomar. (This man exuded a younger energy than me in his late 40s even)’

Irrfan, who was battling a neuroendocrine tumour for the past two years, passed away of colon infection on April 29, 2020. He was last seen in ‘Angrezi Medium’ co-starring Radhika Madan in the lead role. The movie received positive reviews from the audience and the critics alike.