Recently, Irrfan Khan shocked his fans by announcing that he is suffering from a rare disease called Neuroendocrine tumor. The actor took to his official social media handle to talk about the same. The actor is currently being treated in London. Talking about Irrfan, the director of Irrfan’s upcoming film Blackmail, Abhinay Deo said to a leading Indian daily, “What he’s doing is absolutely inspirational and amazing. He not only opened up in detail about what he’s going through at this point of time, but also [talked about] how he’s dealing with his illness. This clearly highlights his positivity and strength. And in my opinion, it’s a winner’s attitude, something that we should learn from him.”
Adding further, he said, “Irrfan is showing us how to deal with such [unavoidable] circumstances in life. I’m happy that he’s doing well and, hopefully, will be back with us as early as possible.”
Talking about whether the film will get affected at the box office by Irrfan’s absence at the promotions of the film, Abhinay said, “Honestly, good work is always a team effort. When everyone makes something with their heart and soul, a good piece of work comes out of it. And it also strikes the right chord with the audience. We’re keeping no stone unturned to promote the film; even Irrfan wanted it this way. He wants the best for the film and has extended his support.”
Irrfan Khan will be seen in Blackmail which is slated to release on 6 April 2018.