Veteran actor Irrfan Khan reveals he is suffering from “rare disease”.
The legendary actor Irrfan Khan has announced he is suffering from what he describes as a “rare disease”.
The 51-year-old star, arguably the most successful international actor from India, made the announcement on his Twitter account and called for his fans to not speculate until he had a “conclusive diagnosis”.
He said he would reveal more about the illness in the coming days.
The message reads: “Sometimes you wake up with a jolt, with life shaking you up. The last 15 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. “My family and friends are with me and we are working it out in the best way possible. In trying times, please don’t speculate as I will myself share with you my story within a week – 10 days, when further investigations come with a conclusive diagnosis. Till then, wish the best for me!”
Rajasthan-born Khan made his big screen debut with a small but memorable role in Mira Nair’s critically-acclaimed 1988 film Salaam Bombay!
Since then he has starred in more than 100 movies including the likes of ‘Maqbool’, ‘Kasoor’, ‘Haasil’ ‘Life in a Metro’ and a string of other critic favourites.
In the past decade he has also successfully made the transition beyond Indian cinema, nabbing significant starring roles in everything from small indie films like the acclaimed ‘The Lunchbox’ to blockbusters such as ‘Life of Pi’ and ‘Jurassic World’.