“My father gave his life trying to elevate the art of acting in the adverse conditions of noughties Bollywood,” Says Late Irrfan Khan’s Son Babli Khan
Late Sushant Singh Rajput’s shocking demise has left the world in eternal grief with a question raised on ‘nepotism’ in Bollywood. Continuing the same stream, recently, late Irrfan Khan’s son Babli acknowledged how the industry treats talented artists.
Babli wrote a note on his Instagram account and elaborated on his father’s journey in the Bollywood world. He said that his father always attempted to enhance the quality of Hindi Cinema and was baffled by the audience in many ways.
He wrote- “You know why that is? Because we, as the Indian audience, refused to evolve. My father gave his life trying to elevate the art of acting in the adverse conditions of noughties Bollywood and alas, for almost all of his journey, was defeated in the box office by hunks with six-pack abs delivering theatrical one-liners and defying the laws of physics and reality, photoshopped item songs, just blatant sexism and same-old conventional representations of patriarchy (and you must understand, to be defeated at the box office means that majority of the investment in Bollywood would be going to the winners, engulfing us in a vicious circle). Because we as an audience wanted that, we enjoyed it, all we sought was entertainment and safety of thought, so afraid to have our delicate illusion of reality shattered, so unaccepting of any shift in perception. All efforts to explore the potential of cinema and its implications on humanity and existentialism was at best kept by the sidelines.” Source: Instagram.
Reacting to this post, Indian Actresses Richa Chaddha wrote- “Your father is proud of you, Babil, as am sure your mother is ❤️ he was the reason several of us dared to dream and take risks considered too fatal for “actresses”. I am so moved by your maturity and understanding! Sending you a giant hug and a bucketful of love.” Source: Instagram.
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