Irrfan Khan had been on the news lately for reasons that are very unpleasant and disturbing for all his fans.
He recently tweeted out that he was suffering from a “rare” disease and that he will reveal all the details later on. Irrfan Khan also suggested that everyone respect his privacy and not “speculate” anything. That, obviously was not going to happen. Rumors of him having last stage cancer surfaced after a short while.
— Irrfan (@irrfank) March 5, 2018
Irrfan Khan shook us all with this revelation as he is a favorite for many.
We were waiting for his movie “Blackmail” to get released back then and instead we got this news. Irrfan is one of the most outstanding actors in Bollywood and reading this was disturbing for everyone. We always think of such celebrities and stars of the big screen to be untouchables. In the back of our heads they are so invulnerable that we stop thinking of them as human beings. Afterwards, every now and then, a news like this hits us and we are brought back to the reality of human life and its fragility.
Irrfan Khan made sure to write in his small but powerful note to all his fans that he will tell us the details of what happened. Truly speaking, he did also tell us the details later on as well in another tweet. Although we could have waited for him to tell us himself, we didn’t.
What happened between Irrfan Khan’s first and second tweet was normal human curiosity.
Human beings are so keen for information that sometimes they start making things up themselves. The same thing happened with Irrfan Khan and his “rare” disease.
Rumors about him having last stage cancer spread like wildfire. Apparently he only had a month to live now.
I was rattled after hearing this because Irrfan Khan is one of my favorite actors in Bollywood. His natural style is a perfect fit for all roles he plays. It would have been such a terrible loss and my mind was not comprehending it. Why are all the good ones taken too soon?
Then came Irrfan’s second tweet with an explanation of what was actually wrong.
— Irrfan (@irrfank) March 16, 2018
The speculations and worst case scenarios were all over the news. While this was not a “good” news as such, it was much better than what the news channels were saying about him. A sigh of relief for someone having a lesser serious disease than what we though he had.
Irrfan Khan is not only an Indian but a global asset. He is an international superstar performer.
Actors like him are rarely born and bred and we hope and pray that his NeuroEndocrine Tumor is not too serious. We are, still relieved that Irrfan Khan does not have last stage cancer. The rebuttal for the news came straight from his spokesperson who denied the assumptions. He said:
“This latest round of news being spread through social media in the last few days about Irrfan’s health is absolutely false and there’s no truth to it whatsoever. We as his family and friends again request the members of the media to continue their support and the prayers that have come Irrfan’s way. However it’s not right to spread rumours through mediums of social media without fact check or any official validation. In the meanwhile once again we request everyone to refrain from picking up social media statuses as affirmative developments on someone’s health.”
The actor is under treatment in UK for his rare disease and we are all hoping for a speedy recovery.
We love you Irrfan Khan, get well soon. <3