MUMBAI (AFP) – Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, identified internationally for his roles in blockbusters “Life of Pi” and “Slumdog Millionaire”, shocked followers on Friday (March 16) by revealing he has a uncommon tumour.
In an announcement addressing hypothesis by followers and the media over his well being, Khan mentioned he has been recognized with a neuroendocrine tumour.
The illness impacts the physique’s hormonal messaging system and research recommend it afflicts simply 35 in 100,000 individuals.
“Learning that I have been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope,” Khan mentioned on Twitter.
“To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell,” he mentioned, including that he would go away India for treatment.
Referring to rumours about his sickness, Khan mentioned a neuroendocrine tumour “is not always about the brain and googling is the easiest way to do research”.
The 51-year-old Indian actor, who was within the 2016 movie “Inferno” alongside Tom Hanks, is one in all Bollywood’s most globally-recognised exports, with a stellar profession at home and in Hollywood.
He had been scheduled to begin work on a movie by Bollywood director Vishal Bharadwaj, who just lately introduced the manufacturing had been postponed attributable to Khan’s sickness.