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Irrfan Khan opens up about coping with cancer

Earlier this year Irrfan Khan revealed he was battling cancer, and the actor had sought privacy as he and his family dealt with the news.

Khan has been in London since March, receiving treatment, and recently he made a brief social media appearance to share an interview with a leading media outlet where he opened up about life after cancer diagnosis.

Khan was diagnosed with neuroendocrine cancer and due to the fact that there are fewer case studies related to the disease, Khan said he was part of a trial-and-error game.

“I had been in a different game, I was travelling on a speedy train ride, had dreams, plans, aspirations, goals, was fully engaged in them,” said the actor. “And suddenly someone taps on my shoulder and I turn to see. It’s the TC: ‘Your destination is about to come. Please get down.’ I am confused: ‘No, no. My destination hasn’t come.’ ‘No, this is it. This is how it is sometimes.'”

Khan, who is one of the most versatile actors in Bollywood, was last seen in Blackmail. He is currently awaiting the release of Karwaan.

Khan is also a known face in Hollywood, having worked in movies such as Life of Pi, Namesake and Inferno to name a few, and he is enamoured by what the western film industry has to offer. But that doesn’t mean he’s done with Bollywood just yet.

“This is my country and I became actor for here,” Khan said in an earlier interview. “When I got a chance to work in West it is with the director I never thought I would ever work with. For me, both the industries are important. I am even working in European industry. I am an actor, wherever I will find interesting work, I will do,” he said.