Irrfan Khan was honored with a special award for his “incredible body of work” at the Dubai International Film Festival last week.
Sharing this honor with him were two other international bigwigs, Sir Patrick Stewart and Hollywood royalty, Cate Blanchett. Post the ceremony, Irrfan met the legendary actor Patrick Stewart and they earned an opportunity to discuss work and spend time in each other’s company.
Talking about being honored alongside the like of Sir Patrick Stewart, Irrfan said:
“His work isn’t anything short of inspirational for any actor. Thus winning this award alongside him makes this honor even more special.”
The 14th edition of the fest celebrated the works of Irrfan Khan, Stewart, Academy Award-winning Australian actor Cate Blanchett, and Egyptian writer Wahid Hamed. Adding about his meeting with Stewart, Irrfan said:
“It was a pleasure to meet him, and to be co-honored alongside someone as talented as him.”
The actor had previously spoken about being delighted to share the said award with Cate Blanchett this past week.