Actor Irrfan Khan’s son, Babil Khan, said Monday that he plans to join the Indian film industry as an actor once he graduates from film school here. Babil Khan went on Instagram and shared a picture of the book Actors on Acting, edited by Toby Cole and Helen Krich Chinoy.
The book was signed by his father, who, according to Babil Khan, bought it in New York in preparation for his role in Mira Nair’s 2006 drama The Namesake.
The cinema student, who is over 20 years old, has given the picture the title “Up for Lending”.
When a user asked him in the comments section of the post when he would start acting, Babil Khan replied, “I’m already in the acting field, when will I appear in a movie is the question.”
“As soon as I graduate around May, I will look into offers,” he added.
Last year, Babil Khan had talked about how his father constantly tried to challenge the existing ecosystem in the Hindi film industry, but was defeated at the box office by guys with six-pack abs who provided formulaic dialogue.
“My father gave his life to improve the art of trading in the adverse conditions of the naughties. Bollywood and, unfortunately, were defeated at the box office for almost all of its trip by guys with six-pack abs who delivered theatrical one-liners and defied the laws of physics and reality, ”he wrote in a long Instagram post in July.
Irrfan Khan died in April, aged 54, after battling a rare form of cancer.