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Media captionDanny Boyle credits Irrfan Khan with propelling Slumdog Millionaire to Oscar glory

Director Danny Boyle, actress Angelina Jolie and a huge range of Bollywood stars have paid tribute to Indian actor Irrfan Khan, who has died broken-down 53.

Priyanka Chopra, who starred with him in 7 Khoon Maaf in 2011, acknowledged his „charisma“ made for „pure magic“ on residing and on veil.

Khan modified into also identified for roles in Jurassic World, Lifetime of Pi and the Oscar-winning Slumdog Millionaire.

Boyle instructed the BBC: „Irrfan modified into a exquisite actor and a pivotal figure in the making of Slumdog Millionaire.“

He added: „It wasn’t a worthy position, and in truth on paper it modified into even much less rewarding-taking a peep.

„Nonetheless Irrfan saw the probability of guiding our audience – along with his dignity, his grace, his charm, his intelligence and his calmness – thru this crossword puzzle of an belief of a film.“

Angelina Jolie acknowledged she had been privileged to work with Khan on the residing of 2007 drama A Mighty Heart.

„He stood out for his generosity as an artist, which made it a pleasure to work in any scene with him,“ she instructed the BBC. „I take into accout the depth of his commitment, and equally his smile. I ship my condolences and my sympathy to his family, his chums, and all admirers of his work, in India and across the realm.“

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Media captionIrrfan Khan: India’s ‚most versatile‘ actor dies at 53

Rogue One and Venom actor Riz Ahmed described Khan as „one amongst the ideal actors of our time“.

„I never met him but he modified into an inspiration and a hero to me and thousands and thousands of others,“ he wrote.

Chopra added on Twitter: „Your expertise solid the map for so many in so many avenues. You impressed so heaps of us.“

Jurassic World director Colin Trevorrow described Khan as „a thoughtful man who chanced on magnificence on the earth around him, even in bother“.

Having been identified with a rare neuroendocrine cancer in 2018, Khan underwent months of remedy in the UK.

Khan’s fellow Bollywood huge establish Sonam Kapoor shared a photograph of them together on Instagram, declaring: „That you just must no longer have any belief what your kindness supposed to me at a time I modified into at my least confident.“

‚A gorgeous expertise‘

Indian huge establish Amitabh Bachchan, who worked with him on the film Piku, tweeted: „A gorgeous expertise… a gracious colleague… a prolific contributor to the World of Cinema… left us too soon… increasing a worthy vacuum.“

Actor Raveena Tandon tweeted that Khan modified into a „incredible co-huge establish, an actor par excellence, and a exquisite human being“.

Actor Konkona Sensharma acknowledged Khan lead the map for many actors.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also paid tribute, describing his loss of life as „a loss to the realm of cinema and theatre“.

Khan’s leap forward came in the 2001 film The Warrior, the low-budget directorial debut of Asif Kapadia.

The Samurai-esque production went on to employ the Bafta Award for many effective British film, propelling both actor and director into the spotlight.

Kapadia honoured the tiresome huge establish by simply posting the words „Fancy you Irrfan bhai [brother]“ alongside a tell of him in movement.

Khan modified into buried at the Versova Kabristan cemetery in Mumbai soon after the facts of his loss of life modified into announced on Wednesday. His family, end family and chums had been most up-to-date.

Four days earlier, Khan’s 95-one year-outmoded mom had died in Jaipur – but he may perhaps perhaps also no longer wait on her funeral attributable to of India’s nationwide lockdown, geared toward tackling the coronavirus pandemic.


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