The National Award winning actor, Irrfan Khan, who was last seen in Hindi Medium alongside Pakistani actress Saba Qamar Zaman, had posted a tweet where he shared the shocking news that he is suffering from a rare disease and is currently trying to know the details of the disease, promising his friends, fans and well-wishers that he will update them soon about his illness once he figures it all out. But people soon started speculating that the actor is suffering from blood cancer, however, Irrfan’s friend and film trade analyst took to Twitter rubbish the rumours of the actor’s hospitalisation and said the actor is in Delhi currently.
Vishal Bhardwaj’s adaptation of crime reporter author Hussain Zaidi’s gangster story, Sapna Didi, featuring Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan was to go on floors but now due to the actor’s illness, it seems we will have to wait longer. “It’s unlikely that he will return to shooting actively for quite a while now… I can’t put a number on his absence of leave. But the treatment is going to be a long process,” revealed a source to Deccan Chronicle.
Producer Prernaa Arora of KriArj Ent, who’s the co-producer on the project (Sapna Didi), in a statement to the daily, said, “The delay is not of importance as long as the actor gets well.” She further added, “We were about to begin shooting from next week. Vishal had just come back from his final recce. We were excited about the project; now this has happened. Irrfan and Deepika are our first and only choice. Life is so unpredictable. Every moment is a reminder to not take life for granted.” ALSO READ: Irrfan Khan’s Friend Rubbishes Rumours About The Actor Suffering From Brain Cancer
The producer, who is too worried about Irrfan’s health, told the daily, “When Vishal learnt about Irrfan’s illness, I felt very uneasy. I just wish he gets well soon. He is a fighter, a self-made success story and an inspiration to so many of us.” Recalling her association with the actor, Prernaa added, “I met Irrfan through Vishal. From Day one, Vishal was sure that Irrfan was going to be the one and only choice for this role. And that’s the way it’s going to remain. I can’t wait to start our film with him.” On the work front, Irrfan Khan will be next seen in Abhinay Deo’s black comedy titled ‘Blackmail’. Watch this space for further updates.