Radhika Madan’s 'Angrezi Medium' character - ‘Tarika’ has garnered a lot of praise from the fans and Bollywood actors. The film recently clocked one year of its release on Saturday and during an interaction with IANS, Radhika spoke about working with late actor Irrfan Khan. She revealed how one incident during the film's shoot gave her learning for a lifetime.
The 25-year-old actress narrated her time on the sets of 'Angrezi Medium' as she reminisced about the time before performing an important scene and said, "We were going to shoot a very important scene in the film. I was very nervous about it and I was just roaming with the script here and there. I saw a tall man doing the same thing and wondered who is the person doing the same thing. Then, when I went closer I realized it was Irrfan sir."
She explained, "I got to learn that it must have been his nth film and he was still a student. He still got tense before an important scene, he was still rehearsing. It was such a big lesson and my favourite memory from the sets. He was still a student and I would want to imbibe that in me. I learned that I should never stop being a student, no matter what. I got to learn a lot about my craft from him."
Irrfan Khan passed away in 2020 after battling a neuroendocrine tumour for a year. Radhika in her recent interaction revealed how his mere presence on the sets taught her a great deal. "First of all the film had such an ensemble cast where I could just sit and learn so much. I didn't have to do anything. Everyone was a 'diggaj' (dignitary) if I may say so,” said Radhika.
“I think Irrfan sir said the most when he didn't say anything. His eyes, demeanour, everything was so expressive. So words were not important when it comes to him," added the Pataakha actress.
She also mentioned that everyone on the sets of Homi Adajania directorial kept Irrfan's health a priority.
We used to take care of him and we were told that his shots would be taken first and his health was our priority. I didn't get the opportunity to talk to him one-on-one a lot because he had to conserve his energy a lot. He didn't have to say anything and he could still teach the other person so many things by the way he was.- Radhika Madan
Meanwhile, on the work front, Radhika Madan will be seen in 'Shiddat'.