Irrfan Khan unwell but not suffering from cancer, close friend

A close friend of Irrfan Khan breaks his silence on the controversy surrounding the actor’s health. Komal Nahta took to his Twitter handle to rubbish the rumours of the actor’s hospitalisation. He tweeted, “Although Irrfan Khan is unwell, all malicious news being spread about him and his condition since an hour or two are untrue. Likewise, all other horrendous news relating to his hospitalisation are fake. By God’s grace, Irrfan is in Delhi and that’s the only truth.” 

Due to Irrfan’s ill health, Vishal Bharadwaj has pushed back the shooting of his film with Deepika and Irrfan. Now it is reported that it is unlikely when the actor will return to acting anytime soon because his treatment will be taking a long process.

“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,” says a source.

Sounding upset, producer Prernaa says, “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.”

The worried producer wished Irrfan a speedy recovery and best of health. “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 says, “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.”

It was reported that Irrfan Khan was admitted to Kokilaben hospital but the hospital denied the actor’s admission.

The actor had earlier shared this shocking piece of news on his Twitter handle which read, "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!- Irrfan"