Writer and comedian Varun Grover has penned an emotional blog post about his encounters with late actor Irrfan Khan.

“Though very few would have recognized him in that mall on that day, for me and Rahul (Varun’s writer friend) he was a rockstar. As he was about to enter an elevator, Rahul and I approached him nervously. We told him that we are aspiring to be writers and love his work and intensity. He listened patiently and expressed surprise that we had seen Maqbool and Haasil. We told him we have a few stories we would like to narrate to him. He immediately shared his number and said call whenever you are ready,” Grover wrote about his chance meeting with Khan in a mall in 2005.

“Writing this goodbye broke me all over again. But probably no other way. Four meetings with Irrfan. Mushkil tha lekin likhna zaruri tha. (It was tough but essential),” he wrote as he ended his post.

Grover also wrote how he had received a call from Khan after the actor had watched Peddlers (Vasan Bala) at a private screening and loved the lyrics, “Chidiya mein jaise ambar, machhli mein jaise paani”.