If the rumours doing the rounds of Bollywood are anything to go by then actor Irrfan Khan might be back in Mumbai after this Diwali.

Irrfan, who is currently undergoing treatment for a neuroendocrine tumour in London, will start working on Hindi Medium 2 soon, added the reports.

However, the actor’s spokesperson, on Wednesday, released a statement and went on to deny the reports. The statement also contained an update about Irrfan’s visit to India.

“The story floating about Irrfan starting ‘Hindi Medium 2’ shoot in December are all based on speculations. However, there is a possibility of him returning to India after Diwali,” Irrfan’s spokesperson said.

The 51-year-old actor had in March revealed that he has been diagnosed with a rare tumour.

“The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about. Learning that I have been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope,” he had said.

Later in June, Irrfan penned down a heartfelt letter about how life-changing the disease has been for him, and how it has made him realise “how you are just a cork floating in the ocean with unpredictable currents.”