Babil, who was pursuing a Bachelors in Filmmaking at the University of Westminster in London, will make his acting debut with Anvitaa Dutt’s Netflix film Qala, alongside Tripti Dimri and Swastika Mukherjee.
He took to Instagram and wrote, “Film BA, dropping out today, with over 120 credits cause I’m giving it all to acting as of now. Goodbye University of Westminster. I love you, my truest friends.”
The announcement came two days after Babil took to social media to reveal his second project, a collaboration with National Award-winning director Shoojit Sircar. The untitled film will be produced by Ronnie Lahiri of Rising Sun Pictures and will also feature actor Zayn Khan, known for Feels Like Ishq. “Honoured to work with you legends,” Babil wrote.
Babil’s acting debut Qala was announced on April 10. Netflix released the first looks of Babil, Dimri, and Mukherjee, along with a clip on the making of the film. It is produced by actor Anushka Sharma and her brother Karnesh Ssharma’s banner Clean Slate Filmz, which has also produced Paatal Lok on Amazon Prime Video.
The film, which has been wrapped, revolves around a daughter’s efforts to earn a place in her mother’s heart. It marks director Dutt and actor Dimri’s second collaboration with Netflix after the 2020 film Bulbbul.
Irrfan Khan died of colon infection on April 29, 2020. He was 53. He is survived by wife Sutapa Sikdar, Babil, and younger son Ayaan Khan.