Sutapa Sikdar got a glimpse of Irrfan Khan in Vicky Kaushal, said this about the movie 'Udham Singh'

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Maharanee Kumari 16/10/2021 00:07 IST
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Vicky Kaushal is in the lead role in the film 'Sardar Udham Singh'. Let us tell you that Irfan Khan was cast before Vicky Kaushal for the role of Sardar Udham.

Mumbai: Vicky Kaushal is in the lead role in the film 'Sardar Udham Singh'.Vicky had earlier won the hearts of fans in the role of Major Vihaan Shergill in 'Uri the Surgical Strike'.He also got a lot of appreciation for this character. Let us tell you that Irfan Khan was cast before Vicky Kaushal for the role of Sardar Udham. However, the late actor had to opt-out of the role due to his health. Meanwhile, Sutapa Sikdar, wife of Irrfan Khan, has shared her thoughts about this film and Vicky's character.

In an interview with India Today, Sutapa said that playing this role was Irfan's dream. Sutapa said, β€œWhen I saw Vicky on-screen, several pages of the diary filled my memories. I remembered Irrfan's excitement to do Sardar Udham and his childhood joy whenever he got to do difficult roles. Looking at Vicky, I remembered Irrfan at the National School of Drama. It is unfair to compare the two at this stage, as Irfan was much older than Vicky's inexperience and age when he was supposed to do the film. But, I saw glimpses of passion, dedication, hard work, and love. Like Irrfan, saw the cinema in Vicky's face. I am sure Irrfan will be happy to see Vicky playing the role of Sardar Udham Singh there. After all, it was Irrfan's dream."

Irrfan Khan passed away in April 2020 after a two-year battle with neuroendocrine tumors. The actor was last seen in the film 'Angrezi Medium', which was released earlier that year. Sardar Udham director Shoojit Sircar told Mid-Day last year that he could not recover from his death. He had said, β€œI think of Irrfan every day. His image floats before my eyes. We had come closer in the last two years when he was undergoing treatment. During their last 10 days, I was with Sutapa and Babil. That morning Babil informed me. I still feel that Irrfan is with me, talking to me. I can never recover from their loss."

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