Actor Irrfan Khan's sudden demise has left the entertainment industry and fans shocked. Many might not be aware that before making his mark in Bollywood, the actor had done several television shows. Recently, Doordarshan, which has been re-telecasting many iconic old shows, decided to re-run Irrfan's first television show, Shrikant.
Doordarshan To Re-run Irrfan’s First TV Show Shrikant
Doordarshan National tweeted, "Watch your favourite #IrrfanKhan in Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's #Shrikant, this afternoon at 3:30 pm on @DDNational."
Story Of Shrikant
Shrikant, which is set in the late 19th to early 20th century India, was aired on Doordarshan from 1985-1986. Directed by Pravin Nischol, the show also features Farooq Shaikh, Sujata Mehta, Mrinal Kulkarni and others in the lead roles. It was based on Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's book. In the show, Farooq played the title role (Shrikant).
The story of the show revolved around Shrikant, who meets Raj Lakshmi (Sujata) - a nurse who treats him while he gets affected by plague. Later, in Burma, he meets Abhaya (Mrinal), a woman who was abandoned by her husband, the character that was played by Irrfan Khan.
Fans Request Doordarshan To Re-run Chandrakanta
As soon as Doordarshan tweeted about the re-run of Irrfan's first TV show, fans requested the channel to re-telecast Chandrakanta as well, in which he played the role of twin brothers- Badrinath and Somnath. Take a look at a few comments!
ARUN: Chandrakanta bhi shuru kar do irfan sir bhi h usme.
Shashwat Kumar: please Re-Telicast Chandrakanta for tribute to #IrrfanKhan
Justin Fernandes: Please air Chandrakanta also!
Raj Seth: pls telecast Chandrakanta and Yug serial...
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