Ever since Irrfan Khan tweeted about the ‘rare disease’ afflicting him, friends and fans have been expressing their concerns about the health of the talented actor.
Though Irrfan said that he will share the details of the disease in a few days once there’s a conclusive diagnosis, rumours about him suffering from brain cancer and being admitted to Mumbai’s Kokilaben Hospital began circulating on social media.
After hospital officials refuted the rumours, Irrfan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar has now issued a statement regarding her husband’s health.
In the statement, which was posted via her Facebook handle, Sutapa thanked everyone for the wishes and the concerns but also urged them to stop speculating about the disease Irrfan is suffering from.
Her post reads: “My best friend and my partner is a ‘warrior’ he is fighting every obstacle with tremendous grace and beauty. I apologise for not answering calls msgs, 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.” She even wrote, “Let’s not waste our precious energies to only know what it is. [sic]”
Irrfan’s B-town friends including Karan Johar, Sonam Kapoor, and Nimrat Kaur, too, have urged people to stop spreading rumours.
Dear Sensitivity….are you soon becoming extinct? You were best friends with instinct…why did you fall apart? And why have you lost yourself to technology and social media ….get back to your old self please! Love….Humanity
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) March 7, 2018
Yes please just leave him be. https://t.co/XTYEWdbG78
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) March 7, 2018
— Nimrat Kaur (@NimratOfficial) March 7, 2018
On the work front, Irrfan has a movie titled ‘Blackmail’ scheduled for release on 6 April. He will also be seen with Deepika Padukone in an untitled Vishal Bhardwaj film.