The similarities are uncanny. Irrfan left us at 11.11 yesterday, when he breathed his last breath at Mumbai's Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital. And Rishi Kapoor too left us at 8.45 am in a span of 24 hours.
Twitter erupted to throw up scenes from a 2013 movie, D-Day, where these two stars were shown together. It's weird that the movie was named D-Day-that's D-Day.
D-Day, released in 2013, was produced by Nikkhil Advani and starred alongside Rishi and Irrfan, Arjun Rampal, Huma Qureshi and Shruti Hasaan.
A film still circulating on Twitter shows Irrfan and Rishi Kapoor sitting inside a car's backseat. Irrfan attempted the role of an undercover RAW operative, Wali Khan, while Rishi Kapoor was seen in D-Day as Iqbal Sheik alias Goldman.
The still is from the scene where Rishi was nabbed by Irrfan and Arjun Rampal, and is now extracting him from Karachi. They are told to reroute Halfway towards Sindh and Rann of Kutch, and they are lost in the middle of the desert due to lack of proper co-ordinates.
A sinister Rishi takes advantage of this chance to flee. He questioned Irrfan who is the pack's boss, either himself or Arjun, seeking to get them to fight with each other as he flees. The dialogs that the two actors shared and their interpretations are absolutely magnificent.