Panic prevailed among Irrfan Khan’s fans and friends when on Saturday morning he was seen at Mumbai airport on a wheelchair. He was back in Mumbai from London where after shooting for Angrezi Medium, he underwent a surgical procedure. While genuine concerns about a possible health relapse (last year Irrfan spent most of his time getting cured in London for a serious illness) arose once again, a friend of the actor clears the air. “Irrfan is fine. The surgery was a part of his treatment and it was scheduled from beforehand. There’s nothing to be anxious about,” says the friend.
The recuperated actor recently completed a film Angrezi Medium, a sequel to Irrfan’s highly successful 2017 film Hindi Medium co-starring Saba Qamar. This movie also stars Kareena Kapoor in the lead though we have learnt that she is not paired opposite Irrfan. Thereafter Irrfan had to take a long break to deal with his illness. Irrfan is expected to take a break now. He won’t be going into another project in a hurry.
For the super talented actor, obviously health comes first. Though occasionally, he has kept his fans updated on his health status, more or less, over the last one year, Irrfan has kept a low profile. The fact that he is back on the sets itself was a huge reason for his fans to cheer.
Irrfan’s last big hit was Hindi Medium that dealt with the subject of the commercialisation of education. The film a number of awards following which a sequel was announced. It was rumoured that the sequel was shot in London. The film was also released in China some time back and it did very well at the box office there.