• Rest in peace, Irrfan

    One year ago - By Happy Catholic

    I'm surprised at how upset it made me to learn this morning that Irrfan Khan died. He was hands-down one of my favorite Indian actors, with a nuance and subtlety which gave every performance depth. I tended to forget that he'd been in Western movies like Life of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire although the admiring obituaries ranging from CNN to The Guardian to Deadline Hollywood reminded me that in many ways he was the face of India in Hollywood. What defined his skill for us were Indian movies like The Lunchbox, Haider , and Piku .
    Tom also felt it more deeply than he expected and, talking it...
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  • Today's Subject: Irrfan Khan!

    Today's Subject: Irrfan Khan!

    One year ago - By Tom Richmond

    I had someone suggest drawing a “Bollywood” star at some point, and when I heard of the passing of one of the biggest I though he'd be an appropriate subject for today. Actor Irrfan Khan died yesterday at age 53 after a battle with cancer. He was a big star in the Hindi film industry but also is a familiar face to english audiences from films like “Slumdog Millionaire”, “Life of Pi”, “Jurrasic World”, “The Amazing Spider-Man” and others.
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