Irrfan Khan, Deepika’s Film Postponed Till Actor Returns From Treatment
BollyWood: Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone’s next film is being shelved until the famed actor returns from abroad, where he is getting treatment for neuroendocrine tumour, a rare form of cancer.
“Irrfan is a warrior and we know he will conquer this battle. Therefore Deepika Padukone, Prernaa, Kriarj Entertainment and I have decided to reschedule our film and start with renewed energy and celebration when our warrior returns as a winner,” Vishal tweeted.
Irrfan is a warrior and we know he will conquer this battle. Therefore @deepikapadukone, Prernaa @kriarj and I have decided to reschedule our film and start with renewed energy and celebration when our warrior returns as a winner.
— Vishal Bhardwaj (@VishalBhardwaj) March 19, 2018
“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,” the actor said on Twitter.
Director Vishal Bhardwaj tweeted that he will await the return of the “warrior”:
Indian filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj has decided to reschedule his next film starring Irrfan Khan and Deepika Padukone till the Hindi Medium actor returns from treatment abroad.
Deepika Padukone also shared her thoughts about her co-star’s health at a recent event:
“If his (Irrfan’s) health is not best at this point, I think it is important for all of us to pray, not just for him, but for everyone. I always say a small little prayer for myself and everyone around. Yes, I think the last couple of weeks have been emotionally challenging, but yes, I think we all should say a little prayer.”
She added that we should respect his family’s privacy as they have requested:
“I think like he has requested that there are times when people need to be left alone for some time and figure their lives out… We should respect the space they have requested for and hope for the best.”
On Friday, Irrfan revealed that he has been diagnosed with NeuroEndocrine Tumour and is going abroad for treatment. He said on Twitter, “Learning that I have been diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Tumour as of now has been 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.”
“The journey of this is taking me out of the country, and I request everyone to continue sending their wishes. As for the rumours that were floated, neuro is not always about the brain and Googling is the easiest way to do research. To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell,” the 51-year-old added.