Remembering Irrfan Khan, who died at the age of 53 on 29th April, Amul paid him a tribute with its ad that featured some of the popular characters from some of his movies. The caption to Irrfan’s ‘Paan Singh Tomar’, ‘The Lunchbox’, ‘Piku’ and ‘Angrezi Medium’ characters read, “Tumko yaad rakhenge guru hum…” The doodle from Irrfan’s last film ‘Angrezi Medium’ also features Radhika Madan, who played his daughter in the film, giving him a hug.
Rishi Kapoor, one of the evergreen actors who has been entertaining the audiences since his childhood, also got a very special tribute. More than movies, the tribute was about songs. ‘Amar Akbar Anthony’s song ‘Parda Hai Parda’ featuring Neetu Kapoor and ‘Sargam’ track ‘Dafliwale Dafli Baja’ stills were part of the tribute. Apart from that, Rishi Kapoor’s ‘Mera Naam Joker’ scene with Joker in his hand, and ‘Bobby’ bike scene with Dimple Kapadia, were also recreated. His movie ‘Hum Kisie Kum Naheen’ was reprised to ‘Aap kisise kum naheen…’ for the tribute slogan.
Both the actors fought cancer but gave up leaving the entire Bollywood Industry with tears and a heavy heart. While Rishi arrived in India after receiving his treatment in US and had signed ‘The Intern’ with Deepika Padukone, Irrfan Khan had worked on Homi Adajania’s ‘Angrezi Medium’ opposite Radhika, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Deepak Dobriyal and Dimple Kapadia.