Life is truly unpredictable and unnatural in a way that anything may happen in just a short span of time. So, on March 5, 2018, a Twitter post shocked and jolted everyone in the film fraternity and well-wishers and fans. We are talking about none other than the quintessential Mr. Irrfan Khan who tweeted about his rare disease and is undergoing diagnosis. The Twitter post had shocked the entire nation and the whole media went into speculations about the rare disease.
The Twitter post by Irrfan Khan goes like: “Sometimes you wake up with a jolt with life-shaking you up. The last fifteen days, my life has been a suspense story. Little had I known that my search for rare stories would make me find a rare disease. I have never given up and have always fought for my choices and always will. My family and friends are with me and we are working it out the best way possible. In trying times, please don’t speculate as I will myself share with you my story within a week – ten days when the further investigations come with a conclusive diagnosis. Till then, wish the best for me!”
After this post came out publicly, the whole Bollywood fraternity began to pray for his speedy recovery. The Twitter post came into the forte as Irrfan and Deepika Padukone was supposed to star together again after “Piku” in Vishal Bharadwaj’s next gangster movie but due to some health issues of both the leading actors the movie had been pushed back by months. This has been reported by Vishal Bharadwaj in his Facebook account citing reasons that Deepika is having back problem and Irrfan is suffering from jaundice. But after days of speculations, the tweet by Irrfan confirmed about suffering from a rare disease is very heartening.
Days after Irrfan Khan’s statement about suffering from a rare disease jolted the film industry, his wife producer Sutapa Sikdar shared a post about his health on her Facebook account and she said that Irrfan is fighting every obstacle with tremendous grace and beauty and she thanked everyone for their co-operation and help and apologized for not answering calls and messages. She is grateful to God and the hope ignited by the fans, family, and friends of Irrfan had made her optimistic and almost sure of the victory. The director Shoojit Sircar also thanked the media and the Bollywood fraternity for their prayers for Irrfan in order to recuperate from his rare disease. He is the only actor who is actually a Hollywood star in our country and had worked with top of the line of directors. He further stated that Irrfan is fine right now and he will issue a statement soon, so please don’t speculate. Shoojit’s comments came as a welcome relief. Irrfan will be seen on the silver screen in his next movie “Blackmail” slated to release April 6, 2018.
Latest reports are that Irrfan Khan has approached Uttarakhand and planning to go to Dehradun for his medical treatment. He had talked with his friend Padmashri Vaidya Balendu Prakash, who has treated pancreatitis and cancer. Irrfan had known him for many years way back from the time of “Paan Singh Tomar”. Vaidya Balendu had also treated Irrfan’s wife of her migraine problem and had also treated his children. Padmashri Vaidya Balendu Prakash said if Irrfan comes here for treatment then whatever treatment is possible in the world of Ayurveda will be done. There is an intense speculation about Irrfan’s disease like a severe case of jaundice or brain tumor, but Irrfan officially did not share any information about his illness.
Life is Unpredictable, don’t take life for granted. Friday Fans just hope for Irrfan’s speedy recovery!