Babil Khan is the one who is our little inlet to re-living the magic and greatness of the late Irrfan Khan, his father. Babil posts some lovely moments from the time he spent with his father, and shares memories that are priceless.
Just today, he took to his Instagram to share a video of a notebook he discovered, which he terms ‘The Book Of Eli’ that contains some priceless notes on the art of acting. He had gifted it to his ‘greatest dad’.
I just found this book in Baba’s cupboard that I had given him when I was like 12 (he used to hate it when I used to call him ‘Dad’ but whilst puberty global westernisation was beginning to ripen) He had been writing notes on acting for me in it that I think he was going to teach me after film school, so I guess I have just found the ‘Book of Eli’. I’ll share with you the first few notes cause I want you to think I’m nice :-
1. The intent – general but specific emotion like displacement, if you are unable to identify with a specific situation.
2. The text is holy in context eg. the woman in the man, self-pity, sexual politics etc.
3. Follow the action of the text sincerely and the required emotion will arise – the intention of the lines are to tell a story and not to pass information.
4. Drama has to be created, it cannot be represented or portrayed like a fact.
If you don’t understand some things, welcome to the club (I’m here feeling like I’m decrypting hyroglifics from scratch. The rest is SO confusing, can’t even ask him.
Check out his post:
Babil was showered with love from all his followers and here’s sending him all the love and light from our side too! I sure can’t wait to see him learn from his father and shine his light very soon!