Speculations had been rife about the health condition of Bollywood actor Irrfan Khan ever since he had shared a post on Twitter stating that he was suffering from 'a rare disease'. Fans are finding it hard to make themselves relax despite Irrfan and his family requesting people to not indulge in it.
Amidst this wide-spread speculation filmmaker Shoojit Sircar on Monday requested fans and media not to speculate about the same, saying the actor is ‘fine now’ and will issue another statement soon.
In his Twitter post, Irrfan had said he and his family were jolted by the knowledge of his illness.
Shoojit, who worked with the actor in his last directorial ‘Piku’, said Irrfan is extremely close to him.
"I think Irrfan has already issued a press statement and asked not to speculate (about his health). He is the only actor who is actually called a Hollywood star in our country, who has worked with the top of the line directors," he said.
"I've met him two three times, he is going to issue a statement again. All your questions will be answered. He is a wonderful human being, I am very close to him. Please don't worry. He is fine now, and he will issue a statement again. But please, I fold my hands, don't speculate," the director added.
Earlier, on March 10, Irrfan’s wife Sutapa Sikdar took to social media platform Facebook to issue a statement about her husband’s health. Sikdar thanked the fans for their wishes, prayers and concern and also requested them not to speculate further.
On February 21, the actor's spokesperson had released a statement, saying he has been diagnosed with a ‘severe case of jaundice’.
Shoojit was speaking at the trailer launch of his next romantic drama October.
Starring Varun Dhawan and debutant actress Banita Sandhu in the lead, the ‘unconventional love story’ will hit the theatres on April 13, 2018.