Babil Khan, son of late legendary actor Irrfan Khan, is one of the talented actors in the industry. Babil made his Bollywood debut with Netflix’s Qala, and recently delivered a terrific performance in his second movie Friday Night Plan. Post the release of Friday Night Plan, Babil sat down for an exclusive interview with Bollywood Bubble and discussed about his character in the film, bond with mother Sutapa Sikdar, father Irrfan Khan’s death, and social media pressure. Speaking of the latter, Babil admitted to losing freedom due to social media pretence.
Babil said, “For art, you need to live. You can’t be just doing this. You have meeting se, narration se, narration se script padho, then audition, and while you’re doing this your phone is exploding with messages ki ‘aapne ye post nahi kia? Woh post nahi kia? Designer wait kar raha hai’. How do you focus on art? To experience art, and to express art, you need to make a journey. You need to make a journey within.”
He further added, “You become a slave of your own work. And when your freedom starts getting affected, then it becomes very traumatic for somebody who wants to live his life or her life.”
Babil went on to add that nowadays to go on a trip, he has to take twenty permissions. Adding to that, Babil said that when you become a celebrity, ‘freedom goes’. He continued, “You lose your freedom and that is a very scary thought for an individual.”
Furthermore, Babil added that even though he feels claustrophobic, he’s the one who chose this profession. The actor shared, “I chose all of it. Even if I’m feeling claustrophobic, it never takes away my gratitude. The fact that I’m getting to do this is bigger than anything. So, all of these feelings, also I’m feeling and that also I’m experiencing as art. I’m experiencing it as an art, and expressing it and not thinking too much.”
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Talking about his latest film, Friday Night Plan released on Netflix, on 1st September, 2023. Babil played the role of Siddharth in the same.
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