When Babil Khan Revealed His Baba Irrfan Never Appreciated His Mom's Sacrifices 'Must've Killed Her'

Once, in an interview with a leading publication, Babil Khan shared how his late father, Irrfan Khan, never credited his mother, Sutapa Sikdar for the sacrifices she made to support his acting career.


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When Babil Khan Revealed His Baba Irrfan Never Appreciated His Mom's Sacrifices 'Must've Killed Her'

Irrfan Khan was born on January 7, 1967, in Rajasthan's Tonk district, and it was on April 29, 2020, when he breathed his last in Mumbai, leaving an enduring mark in the hearts of millions of people. In a career that spanned over 30 years, Irrfan won numerous awards and was a part of so many timeless movies. From Lunchbox, Paan Singh Tomar, Haasil, Slumdog Millionaire, Maqbool, Hindi Medium, The Warrior, The Namesake, Haider, Piku, Hindi Medium, and many more, he cemented his status as one of the greatest actors ever born in India.

There's no denying the fact that we will never see an actor as pure as Irrfan Khan, who never had any haters. The reason why his loss was so personal to almost everyone out there goes to his humble nature and the kind of warm person he was in real life. Another prime example of Irrfan's rich legacy is the way Bollywood stars treat his son, Babil Khan, with so much love and try their best to support him in the initial steps of his acting journey.

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When Irrfan Khan's son, Babil Khan revealed how his father never credited his mother's sacrifices

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Despite achieving almost everything in his life, he always remained grounded. However, to everyone's surprise, after his untimely demise, it was his son, Babil Khan, who shared how his father never credited his mother, Sutapa Sikdar, for the sacrifices she made so that he could achieve his dreams. In a heart-to-heart conversation with GQ, Babil shared how his mother sacrificed her dreams and ambitions to take care of him and his brother, Ayaan Khan.


Further in the same interview, the doting son admitted that his mother, Sutapa Sikdar, was so ambitious but for the sake of his father, Irrfan Khan's dreams, she decided to end her aspirations. Not only this, Babil also added that his father would've been nothing without his mother's support and admitted that it's tragic how she never got the credit she deserved. The young actor also revealed that his Baba, Irrfan never thanked enough to his mother for everything she left for him. Sharing how ending her dreams would've killed his mommy from the inside, Babil said:

"She (Sutapa Sikdar) sacrificed her career to raise us and make sure Baba's work continued uninterrupted. And let me tell you, she's a very ambitious woman. It takes a lot to put your ambitions aside for your partner, for your children. It must've killed her to do it and yet she did. Baba was Baba because Mumma was Mumma. He'd be nothing without her. And I don't think she gets enough credit. Not even from Baba."

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However, in the latter part of his statement, Babil Khan admitted that when his father, Irrfan Khan was going through health issues due to his cancer-related complications, it was when he realised the role his mother, Sutapa Sikdar played in his career. The doting son added that his Baba acknowledged his mom's sacrifices so that he could fulfil his aspirations without worrying about the kids and home. Babil said:

"It was only after his sickness that he acknowledged the scale of her contribution towards his success."

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What are your thoughts on Babil Khan's take on his father, Irrfan Khan not acknowledging his mother, Sutapa Sikdar's sacrifices enough? Let us know.

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Cover and Images Courtesy: Babil Khan
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