Deepika Padukone on Irrfan Khan: He’s someone I’m extremely fond of

After winning audiences’ hearts with their crackling chemistry in Shoojit Sircar’s critically and commercially successful film Piku in 2015, Deepika Padukone and Irrfan Khan were set to reunite for Vishal Bharadwaj’s upcoming gangster drama movie. However, days before the team was set to roll the film in Nepal, Irrfan unannounced suffering from a rare disease called being Neuro-Endocrine Tumour.

Deepika Padukone, who shares a good bond with Khan, is quite affected after hearing about Irrfan’s health. “He is someone I love and someone I am extremely fond of. To be honest, I think it has been very hard not reaching out because they have asked for their space. But I guess sitting where I am, all I can say is a little prayer every night and hope that all goes well. But at the same time, like I said, three years ago I realised that life is extremely fragile. My whole perspective of life changed after my experience of depression,” she said in her latest interview.

The actress added that working with Irrfan again is going to be a special experience. “The fact that Irrfan sir and I are going to be working together again, I’m so excited about that. Other than the brilliant actor that he is and all of us know, we see that but, he’s also such an amazing human being. It is going to be very special.”