MUMBAI: Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan lost his mother Saeda Begum on Saturday morning. She was 95 and a resident of Jaipur.
The actor is currently stranded in Mumbai and due to the continued COVID-19 lockdown, and won't be able to fly back to the country for his mother's last rites, As per a report in SpotboyE.
"It's very sad. I have yet to talk to him, though. I will be calling him," filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who worked with the actor in the 2015 film "Piku", told the website.
Irrfan's bother, Salman also gave an official statement where he said, "My mother had been ill for some time. But suddenly her health deteriorated on Saturday morning. Recently, mother had inquired about Irrfan bhai's health."
Irrfan's latest film is Homi Adajania's comedy "Angrezi Medium", the last-released Bollywood film before COVID-19 forced a complete shutdown of cinema halls. "Angrezi Medium" ran in theatres for just a day before halls all over India were close up. The film has eventually released in the OTT space. The film could only earn ₹13.54 crore in terms of worldwide box office collection.
"Angrezi Medium" marked Irrfaan's return despite his ailing condition. As a result, the actor wasn't available for promoting the film. The actor was diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour and has been under medical attention for the same.