Babil Khan, son of the late actor Irrfan Khan, recently shocked his followers on social media when he shared that he had locked himself in a room for 45 days, following his father’s death in April 2020. The 23-year-old actor, who had made his film debut in Angrezi Medium (2020) alongside his father, had been active on social media but went off the grid following his father’s passing.
Babil Khan recently opened up about his battle with mental health and the process of grief he underwent in the 45 days he locked himself away from the world. He said that one day he decided that he needed to be alone and went on to lock himself in a room for 45 days. During this time, he kept revisiting memories, both happy and sad, of his time spent with his father, as he grieved his loss. This is something many of us can relate to; after losing a loved one, we spend long periods of time grieving and processing their death.
Babil revealed how he had struggled with different emotions during this period and tried to keep himself busy by reading books, drawing, and doodling. He said that he took comfort in the fact that he was still connected to his father through memories and the values he had inculcated in him.
He also opened up about how he slowly began to feel better after the 45 days and how he felt like he had managed to cope with his loss. Finally, Babil urged everyone to talk openly about mental health issues and to not shy away from discussing them. He is determined to use his position to bring attention to the importance of mental health awareness and the need for people to take it seriously.
This story of Babil Khan is an inspiration for all of us. He has shown us that taking time out to grieve and heal is essential during difficult moments and that mental health awareness should be taken seriously. We hope that more people like Babil will come forward and open up about their experiences with grief, depression and anxiety.