Opening up about losing the actor, Pankaj Tripathi told a news portal that he really liked Irrfan Khan and was very sad when the industry lost him. The actor added that even today he is here, because the late actor inspired him.
Elaborating further, Tripathi revealed that he watched ‘Maqbool’, ‘Warrior’ and almost all his films. He also added that Irrfan Khan was the only Indian actor whose every film he has watched. According to him, Khan was doing something different and this is the kind of impact that acting should have.
Earlier, Pankaj had said in a statement that he decided to do Angrezi Medium only because it would give him the chance to work with Irrfan. “I’ve always been inspired by Irrfan’s performances as an actor. He has had a huge impact on my life, especially with his performances from Haasil, Maqbool, The Warrior, and Paan Singh Tomar. My guru and also my senior from the National School of Drama, I have always wanted to impact audiences the way he does. His contribution has been greatly acknowledged in Indian Cinema and my role in this film is almost like my ‘guru dakshina’ to him,” he’d said.