Babil Khan On His Debut: Late actor Irrfan Khan’s elder son Babil Khan is all set to make his acting debut with ‘Kaala’. Directed by Anvita Dutt, the film also stars Tripti Dimri, Swastika Mukherjee and Amit Sial in lead roles. Ready for Netflix release, the film was announced on Monday at the Films Day event. While interacting with the media for the first time about the film, Babil revealed that he was excited to join the project even before reading the script. He also said that after his father’s death, he broke down and became weak but the team made him feel safe.
He said, “A close friend of mine has been Anvita’s assistant and before I read the script, I wanted to do the film. I never had second thoughts about it and I was ready to audition. This was the time when Baba passed away and I was broken and weak. When I reached Clean Slate Films, they made me feel very safe.”
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Anvita praised debutant Babil’s work and said that he came on the sets with a lot of energy. The director also said that Babil’s on-screen presence is great and that he was just “beautiful, innocent and unbelievable” in the film. She said, “Babil may not remember but I met him at a party when he was just 14 years old and he found it really interesting. When we were auditioning for Jagan, we tested many boys. Something very interesting but we weren’t getting the right fit. The friend he referred to casually asked if I wanted to test Babil. I didn’t know she was into acting. I knew he was studying films and wanted to become a cinematographer. When I saw the audition, in just two lines I came to know that he is Jagan. This was the first time he was facing the camera and it could have been horrifying. Babil was also coming from a gloomy place and still retained his energy. He is indeed a beautiful god child and shone in the film.”
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Kaala is set in the early 1930s and will focus on the lives of musicians. Anvita Dutt said that the Netflix film will also talk about the topic of parenting and how it affects a person.