It’s been a month today, since Irrfan Khan left us forever. Filmmaker and actor, Sohum Shah, who worked with Irrfan in Meghna Gulzar’s Talvar, shared his memories of working with the late actor.
Speaking to a daily, Sohum revealed all that he got to learn a lot from the actor’s nonchalance. “I had a great experience working with him. He was the most chilled-out actor on the set. He used to give suggestions between the shots so I got to learn a lot from him. He was a different person behind the camera. Once the camera started rolling, he used to switch to his character. He was well aware of world cinema and politics,” said Sohum.
Sohum further shared that Irrfan taught him to live in the moment. “He used to be relaxed and not worry or stress about things. He thought that once you are relaxed you are in control of the situation. He had amazing control over his mind.”
During his first meeting with Irrfan, at The Lunch Box party, Sohum recalled asking him about his method of acting. “Irrfan had then said, ‘I am still searching for it, everybody is.’ Despite being one of the most talented and versatile actors, he was still in search of methods to make himself better. He was very evolved, not only as an actor but as a human being too,” said Sohum.