Irrfan who has been working on Homi Adajania’s Angrezi Medium, a sequel to his 2017 film Hindi Medium, in Udaipur is getting back gradually to where he left off.

The actor who had been away on a year long sabbatical after having been diagnosed with a rare disease, neuroendocrine tumor, returned to India a couple of months ago and resumed work.

Irrfan’s last on-screen appearance was in Karwaan, a road-trip film, alongside Dulquer Salmaan and Mithila Palkar in 2018. He will return to the screens with Angrezi Medium.

On Thursday, the actor shared a note with the media that read, “Last few months have been on a road to recovery a period to heal to fight the fatigue and face the reel and real world. I am aware of your concern and request to talk to you, share my journey, but I am fathoming it myself inhaling and internalising, taking baby steps to merge my healing with work and trying to experiment the amalgamation of both.”

“I am deeply touched by your wishes, your prayers and it means a lot for me and my family. I truly respect the way you respected my journey giving me time and space to heal. Thank you for your patience and the warmth and the love all through this overwhelming journey,” he added.

Signing off with a quote from Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist Rainer Maria Rilke. Irrfan wrote: “I feel an urge to share with you something. I live my life in widening rings which spread over earth and sky. I may not ever complete the last one, but that is what I will try. I circle around God’s primordial tower, and I circle ten thousand years long; And I still don’t know if I’m a falcon, a storm, or an unfinished song.”

In Angrezi Medium, the actor will appear alongside Kareen Kapoor Khan who will play a cop, and Pataakha fame actor Radhika Madan who will play his daughter.

Irrfan, himself, will play a sweet shop owner as has been established by the photos the film’s team and crew have shared over the last couple of months.

While earlier there were reports that Kareena will play Irrfan’s love interest, it is now being said that the two will not be paired romantically. Kapoor will begin her Mumbai schedule of Angrezi Medium from May 15.