On the special occasion of Irrfan Khan’s 54th birthday, who passed away on April 29, 2020, the filmmaker and author Anup Singh announces the book ‘Irrfan: Dialogues with the Wind’ as a tribute to his art and their friendship.
Anup Singh directed Irrfan on two internationally acclaimed films, Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost and The Song of Scorpions and shared a special friendship with the much-loved and celebrated actor.
The book, published by Copper Coin will be officially released on 14 February
The memoir carries a foreword by Amitabh Bachchan, who collaborated with Irrfan on many films, including Piku.
Big B puts it beautifully: “Irrfan Khan. The intensity. The responsibility of the intensity. The silent righteousness of the responsibility. The eloquent eyes of his silent righteousness. If I were to present an actor whose mere appearance could speak its mind with sophisticated elegance, I’d instantly point to Irrfan Khan.”
Talking about his deep bond with the late actor as a director and a friend, filmmaker Anup Singh says, “This book emerged from tremendous grief. But in the remembering and in the writing what ultimately affirmed itself are the joy of having known and worked with such a singular man and actor. The book is a celebration of this amazing man, a devoted friend, and an artiste who took us into the soul of what it means to be a human being in our world today.”
Sharing his thoughts on what drew him to publish the book, Sarabjeet Garcha, the Founder and Editorial Director of Copper Coin, adds, “I was struck by the poetic intensity of Anup Singh’s prose. In the book, what begins in the throes of grief transmutes into a rare luminosity that only faith in friendship can bring about. The passion Irrfan evokes through Anup’s words promises to live on.”
Delighted about the publication of the book, Irrfan Khan’s wife, Sutapa Sikdar, says, “It’s the best birthday gift for Irrfan I could dream of. Anup's book is poignant, lyrical and soulful. It resonated with me so much that I could actually see Anup and Irrfan's interaction. All the best!”
The cover of the book is designed by the National Award-winning filmmaker Gurvinder Singh.