Irrfan Khan has recently come out to tweet about his absence from the Bollywood limelight. He has informed fans that he is suffering from a rare illness and thus has been MIA from the promotions of his new film ‘Blackmail’ and has postponed shooting of another upcoming film by director Vishal Bhardwaj and starring Deepika Padukone. Fans are distraught and await further information on his condition.
Irrfan’s obscure tweet on March 5th this year stated, “Sometimes you wake up with a jolt of life shaking you up. The last fifteen days, my life has been a suspense story. Little had I known that my search for rare stories would make me find a rare disease. I have never given up and have always fought for my choices and always will. My family and friends are with me and we are working it out the best way possible. In trying times, please don’t speculate as I will myself share with you my story within a week – ten days when the further investigations come with a conclusive diagnosis. Till then, wish the best for me”.
In response, many Bollywood celebrities and friends of Irrfan express their sympathy for his condition and pray for his speedy recovery. A few mention worthy personalities are detailed below.
Irrfan’s ‘Yeh Saali Zindagi’ costar Chitrangda Singh was heartbroken when she heard the news and wishes him the very best to get better. She believes that what he is going through is way less severe than everyone is imagining it to be. She adds that there has been too much bad news this year and that it pushes one to take into account what really matters in life and to value every bit of it. Her despair over these tragedies, whether it was Sridevi’s death or Irrfan’s news makes her realize that these events affect all Indians.
The ‘Piku’ director made a statement to reassure all the fans of Irrfan. Sircar claims that he met Irrfan when he was sick and that he will make another statement soon to confirm that he is going to be okay. He states, “All your questions will be answered. He is a wonderful human being, I am very close to him. Please don’t worry. He is fine now, and he will issue a statement again. But please, I fold my hands, don’t speculate”.
Deepika and Irrfan had previously worked together on the hit film ‘Piku’ and were set to shoot together again for another upcoming film but Irrfan’s sudden illness postponed any action. Deepika wisely stated on hearing about Irrfan’s news that, “Like he has requested, there are times when people just need to be left alone for sometime and figure their lives out. And I think we should respect that space that he has requested for. Like he said, let’s hope for the best”.
When Irrfan made the statement about his illness, his wife Sutapa turned to social media to inform fans and family about his condition and getting everyone to come together and wish him the best. She wrote a heartwarming post on Facebook giving hope to those that were anxious about the bad news. In the post, she said, “My best friend and my partner is a ‘warrior,’ he is fighting every obstacle with tremendous grace and beauty. I apologize for not answering calls messages, but I want all of you to know I am truly humbled indebted forever for the wishes prayers and concern from all over the world. I am grateful to God and my partner for making me a warrior too. I am at present focused on the strategies of the battlefield which I have to conquer. It wasn’t and isn’t and is not going to be easy but the hope ignited by the magnitude of family, friends, and fans of Irrfan has made me only optimistic and almost sure of the victory”.ADD WATCHLIST