Babil Khan, the son of late actor Irrfan Khan, was named Rising Star of the Year at the OTTplay Changemakers Awards 2023 on Sunday evening. The actor, who made his acting debut with Qala last year, shared on Instagram Stories that he had no idea where to keep his award on the shelf because his late father had already won so many trophies in his career that there was no room left. Irrfan Khan, who died in 2020 after a long illness, is regarded as one of the greatest actors in Indian cinema history. He received numerous honours throughout his long and illustrious career, including a National Award for Paan Singh Tomar and six Filmfare Awards.
He was also well-known in Hollywood, appearing in several English films, including Life of Pi, The Amazing Spider-Man, Jurassic World, and Inferno. His elder son is Babil. Babil took to Instagram Stories to share a short clip from his home where he was seen holding his OTTplay Changemaker award and pondering where to put it. He showed a glimpse of the shelves, which were all crammed with previous awards his later father Irrfan won for his films. “Nope,” Babil said as he paced the room, looking for a place to put his new award on the shelf.
In the caption to this Instagram Story, he wrote, “When you’re trying to keep an award you’ve won, but there’s no space because your dad is like, ‘been there done that, child’. In another story, he posted a picture with his award and wrote in the caption, “OTTplay Changemakers gave me an award for the rising star of the year. This helps my self-esteem. XD”