"7 journalists asked me if I was high"
Irrfan Khan’s son Babil Khan has hit back at accusations over him being “high” at a recent award show.
Khan recently walked the red carpet at the 66th annual Filmfare Awards.
His legendary father received posthumous awards at the ceremony, which Babil Khan accepted on his behalf.
However, the event took a turn after various members of the media accused him of being high.
According to Khan, journalists asked him if he was high due to the appearance of his eyes.
Khan hit back at the press with a sarcastic “thank you”, before taking to social media to reveal the unpleasant experience to his fans.
Posting on his Instagram story after the ceremony, Babil Khan said:
“Just wanted to share with y’all that I attended the Filmfare Awards yesterday and 7 journalists asked me if I was high just because of the shape of my eyes.
“Well done guys. Great inquisitive research that you have conducted because I have been pure natural since I left university.
“Really good job. You made me feel so nice by telling me that my natural face looked like I was high. Thank you so much for that.
“I will use that look and make millions in Bollywood.”
Babil Khan accepted the awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Lifetime Achievement on his late father’s behalf.
Irrfan Khan earned the awards for his last role in Angrezi Medium.
Ayushmann Khurrana presented the awards to Babil Khan, along with a heartfelt note celebrating Irrfan Khan’s double win.
Khurrana took to Instagram on Sunday, March 28, 2021, and posted an image of Irrfan Khan’s iconic wall mural in Mumbai’s Bandra.
The caption read:
“This is somewhere in Bandra. But he is somewhere resting in peace.
“Celebrating his double win. Forever Irfan!
“Best Actor (male) and the lifetime achievement award! I had the honour of presenting this @filmfare award to @babil.i.k.
“Met this beautiful boy for the first time. Would see him do well in future.
“We artistes are a unique species. We have our vulnerabilities and imagination and theories.
“We rely on observations and experiences. We live and die a thousand deaths on the celluloid or on stage.
“But the power of those performances makes us immortal.”
The 66th Filmfare Awards marked Babil Khan’s first time walking the red carpet alone, after attending several events with his father before his passing.
Khan’s mother, Sutapa Sikdar, also attended the ceremony.