Rohitashv Gour fondly remembers NSD senior and friend Irrfan Khan

She cannot bear me facing any kind of difficulty.’ Little did Ammi know then that her son would become an international star. My philosophies in life are now changing. Also read | Irrfan Khan passes away | Amitabh Bachchan, Kamal Haasan and others mourn the demise of Irrfan Khan | Indian film industry pays heartfelt tributes to Irrfan Khan | Everything Irrfan said about his battle with cancer | Hollywood celebrities pay tribute to Irrfan | Everything you should know about Irrfan’s life and career | 15 Irrfan films that you can watch online | Angrezi Medium director Homi Adajania pays tribute to Irrfan | A pictorial tribute to Irrfan Khan
Life’s philosophy has changed
Losing people close to you like this makes you realise how we keep running after futile things. I remember Irrfan bhai told us that as actors, we need to create an illusion with the character we are playing. While she was making us tea, she worriedly asked us why have we all come to the city, leaving our homes. Irrfan Khan was a third-year student by then. And now, even we cannot bid him farewell. Irrfan bhai winked at us and told us, ‘Yeh maa hai. While many were hoping the actor would share his lockdown stories, he left everyone emotional talking about NSD senior and friend Irrfan Khan, who passed away earlier today. Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain actor Rohitashv Gour went live from the Indian Express Facebook page on Wednesday. I decided to make him my guru, and asked him to give me tips. I need only two things – sehat and sukoon (good health and peace) in life from now. They were totally made for each other. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App. He was very close to her and loved her a lot. Also Read | Irrfan Khan (1967-2020): An actor whose brilliance made everything better
‘Tum bhi lage raho, Rohit’
We get so busy in life that we don’t meet friends for years, and then such incidents shake us. Irrfan bhai would often say that the confidence that he got to fight all odds is only because of her. It’s been years since I met my close friends Tigmanshu Dhulia and Sanjay Mishra. She said you all should take up regular jobs, and even get Irrfan one so that there’s a fixed income in the family. Here are excerpts from the live session. I continued to ask him for his ‘guru mantra’, and he just smiled to say that he too is still looking for a guru, as learning is a continuous process. She passed away recently, and maybe that somewhere broke him. Like a supporting senior, he would always help us. Otherwise, he was a very strong man. ‘His mother’s demise must have broken him’
We all moved to Mumbai in 1990, and once I visited his house in DN Nagar with another friend late at night. Written by Sana Farzeen
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Updated: April 29, 2020 9:12:08 pm

Rohitashv Gour opened up about his days at National School of Drama, where Irrfan Khan was his senior. ‘I had an intuition that he will become a great actor the moment I saw him perform’
I joined National School of Drama, Delhi in 1986. © IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd


irrfan khan Yes, I did meet him at a party sometime back, and he was as loving as ever. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. And because of the lockdown, he couldn’t even visit Ammi for the last time. He told me, “Tum bhi lage raho, Rohit.”
‘Irrfan bhai and Sutapa didi were made for each other’
Sutapa Didi was doing her diploma in direction at NSD, and Irrfan bhai even starred in her project. He made acting so effortless and realistic. His mother had come visiting. When I saw him perform during one of the plays, I had an intuition that he will become a great actor one day.