Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Bollywood star misses mother's funeral due to coronavirus lockdown


Bollywood star Irrfan Khan found himself unable to attend the funeral of his mother Saeda Begum, who died over the weekend in India.

The actor, who is stranded overseas, according to media reports was unable to travel due to the coronavirus lockdown in India, reports said.

Ms Begum was 95 and a resident of the city Jaipur.

“It’s very sad. I have yet to talk to him, though. I will be calling him,” filmmaker Shoojit Sircar, who worked with the actor in the 2015 film ‘Piku’, told the web portal Spotboye.

The actor, who has kept away from the spotlight for some time after being diagnosed with a neuroendocrine tumour, returned to films earlier this year, starring in Homi Adajania’s comedy, ‘Angrezi Medium’, which ran in cinemas for a few days before theatres closed across India to curb the coronavirus pandemic.